wintergreen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wintergreen spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
    • n wintergreen creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
    • n wintergreen any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The flavor we think of as bubblegum is a combination of wintergreen, vanilla and cassia, a form of cinnamon.
    • n Wintergreen (Bot) A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter.☞ In England, the name wintergreen is applied to the species of Pyrola which in America are called English wintergreen, and shin leafsee Shin leaf, under Shin.) In America, the name wintergreen is given to Gaultheria procumbens, a low evergreen aromatic plant with oval leaves clustered at the top of a short stem, and bearing small white flowers followed by red berries; -- called also checkerberry, and sometimes, though improperly, partridge berry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wintergreen A plant of the genus Pyrola, especially P. minor, the common species in England, where the name is chiefly thus applied. P. rotundifolia is sometimes distinguished as false or pear-leafed wintergreen.
    • n wintergreen A plant of the genus Gaultheria, chiefly G. procumbens, the aromatic wintergreen of eastern North America. This is a little under-shrub with extensively creeping, usually hidden, stems, and ascending branches which bear evergreen leaves, small white nodding flowers, and scarlet berries which consist of an enlarged fleshy calyx surrounding the capsule. The leaves afford wintergreen-oil (which see), and have also been used as a tea, whence the name tea-berry and mountain-tea. The berries are mildly aromatic. New England names are checkerberry and partridge-berry (both, especially the latter, shared with Mitchella repens), and boxberry. Other names are deerberry, groundberry, hillberry, spiceberry, creeping wintergreen, and spring wintergreen.
    • n wintergreen A plant of the genus Chimaphila, especially C. maculata. See spotted wintergreen, below.
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Usage

In literature:

The man lounging beside the brook, chewing wintergreen leaves, seemed to realize antipodes.
"The Copy-Cat and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A diminutive pine-tree, in a pot hung round with wintergreen, stood in the centre of the table.
"Black Rock" by Ralph Connor
Mercy was sitting on a mound which was thick-grown with the shining wintergreen.
"Mercy Philbrick's Choice" by Helen Hunt Jackson
They come on this bank for the Wintergreen berries.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The essence of Wintergreen is carminative, and is used in colics.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
They were eating wintergreen leaves; they did not see her.
"Dotty Dimple's Flyaway" by Sophie May
Then there was the joy of wintergreen, which both men brought to the child, and he learned to forage for it himself.
"The Cursed Patois" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
He knew by former experiences that one was flavoured with wintergreen, the other with peppermint.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Next Phemey walks in, swipes a package of wintergreen gum, and feeds it all in at once.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Alcohol drops and five drops Wintergreen.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
May I offer you a stick of old-fashioned circus candy flavored with wintergreen?
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
The air was fragrant with spruce and pine and faint, aromatic wintergreen.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Years ago, when quite a youth, I was rambling in the woods one day with my brothers, gathering black birch and wintergreens.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
He had met Wintergreen, who had returned from England with Thomlinson.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
Wintergreen hardly left the outcome of the race in doubt after the barrier rose.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
Some of the branches had beautiful little red berries like wintergreen berries on them.
"Nelly's Silver Mine" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Yesterday i picked one quart ov field strawberrys, kaught 27 trout, and gathered a whole parcell ov wintergreen leaves, a big daze work.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
Same as peppermint, except put three red stripes, as in wintergreen.
"Frye's Practical Candy Maker" by George V. Frye
They hunt now for wintergreen berries, and now for a woodmouse.
"A Little Brother to the Bear and other Animal Stories" by William Long
Oil wintergreen, 1 dram.
"Library Bookbinding" by Arthur Low Bailey
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In news:

Snow falls on Wintergreen, sticks at Snowshoe .
The snow guns will be fired up and operational within days at Wintergreen Resort.
Wintergreen Road Overpass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Millionaire Pollard's Vision to Wintergreen Stallion Station.
Correction to This Article A chart in the Nov 14 Weekend section included incorrect information on skiing at Wintergreen Resort.
Paul Ryan Arrives at Wintergreen .
Wintergreen Resort says the company that bought the central Virginia facility will spend nearly $12 million to make improvements over the next 16 months.
Greenbrier Owner Acquires VA's Wintergreen Resort.
Wintergreen Road Overpass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Silver Steelhead in the Wintergreen Forest.
Frankel's Brother Bullet Train to Wintergreen.
Frankel, will enter stud in 2013 at Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky.
Brad Larson of Lake State Federal Credit Union is officially sworn in as the new President of the Cambridge-Isanti Rotary Club by outgoing President Michele Erlandson on June 7 at Wintergreens in Isanti.
After soaking , Wintergreen gleams.
The slopes of Wintergreen as seen from 26 miles away at 8:23am on January 27.
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