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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pyrola — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Pyrola P. asarifolia Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pyrola — (P. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Ericaceae Pyrolaceae, 10. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; merkwürdige Arten: P. rotundifolia (Wintergrün), Pflanze mit rundlichen, gestielten, glatten Wurzelblättern, traubenständigen, den Maiblumen ähnlichen, weißen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pyrola —   [lateinisch], die Gattung Wintergrün …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pyrola — Wintergrün Kleines Wintergrün (Pyrola minor) Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblät …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pyrola — Taxobox name = Pyrola image width = 250px image caption = Pyrola asarifolia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Pyrola genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • Pyrola — Pyrola …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pyrola — noun any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola • Syn: ↑wintergreen • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑false wintergreen, ↑Pyrola americana, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyrola — ID 69472 Symbol Key PYROL Common Name wintergreen Family Pyrolaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • pyrola — noun Etymology: New Latin, probably from Latin pirum pear Date: 1548 wintergreen 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pyrola — …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”