partridge berry
Wintergreen Win"ter*green`, n. (Bot.) A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter. [1913 Webster]

Note: In England, the name wintergreen is applied to the species of {Pyrola} which in America are called {English wintergreen}, and {shin leaf} (see 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Chickweed wintergreen}, a low perennial primulaceous herb ({Trientalis Americana}); -- also called {star flower}.

{Flowering wintergreen}, a low plant ({Polygala paucifolia}) with leaves somewhat like those of the wintergreen ({Gaultheria}), and bearing a few showy, rose-purple blossoms.

{Spotted wintergreen}, a low evergreen plant ({Chimaphila maculata}) with ovate, white-spotted leaves. [1913 Webster]


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  • Partridge berry — Partridge Par tridge (p[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, icis, fr. Gr. pe rdix.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus {Perdix} and several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Partridge berry — The name partridge berry is commonly applied to a number of plant species including: * Mitchella repens * Gaultheria procumbens * Vaccinium vitis idaea (in Newfoundland and Labrador), better known as lingonberry or cowberry …   Wikipedia

  • partridge-berry — paprastoji bruknė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Vaccinium vitis idaea), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Vaccinium vitis idaea angl. alpine cranberry;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • partridge-berry — gulsčioji graibuonė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Mitchella repens), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mitchella repens angl. partridge berry; squawvine šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • partridge-berry — n. 1. Creeping wintergreen, wintergreen, aromatic wintergreen, teaberry, boxberry (Gaultheria procumbens). 2. Checkerberry, squaw vine, winter clover (Mitchella repens) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • partridge-berry — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Partridge — Par tridge (p[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, icis, fr. Gr. pe rdix.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus {Perdix} and several related… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Partridge dove — Partridge Par tridge (p[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, icis, fr. Gr. pe rdix.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus {Perdix} and several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Partridge pea — Partridge Par tridge (p[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, icis, fr. Gr. pe rdix.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus {Perdix} and several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Partridge shell — Partridge Par tridge (p[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, icis, fr. Gr. pe rdix.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus {Perdix} and several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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