Shin leaf
Shin Shin, n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen, Sw. skenben. Cf. {Chine}.] 1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank. ``On his shin.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Railbroad) A fish plate for rails. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Shin bone} (Anat.), the tibia.

{Shin leaf} (Bot.), a perennial ericaceous herb ({Pyrola elliptica}) with a cluster of radical leaves and a raceme of greenish white flowers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shin|leaf — «SHIHN LEEF», noun. any one of a group of low perennial herbs of the Northern Hemisphere, related to the pipsissewa and pinedrops, with creeping underground stems, evergreen leaves, and racemes of white, greenish, or purplish flowers; wintergreen …   Useful english dictionary

  • shin leaf — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shin — Shin, n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen, Sw. skenben. Cf. {Chine}.] 1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shin bone — Shin Shin, n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen, Sw. skenben. Cf. {Chine}.] 1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of Crayon Shin-chan characters — This is the list of Crayon Shin chan s characters. Contents 1 Shin ei version 1.1 Nohara family 1.2 Misae s family 1.3 Hiroshi s family …   Wikipedia

  • Pyrola elliptica — Shin Shin, n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen, Sw. skenben. Cf. {Chine}.] 1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shinleaf — shin•leaf [[t]ˈʃɪnˌlif[/t]] n. pl. leaves pln any of several plants of the genus Pyrola, having a basal cluster of leaves • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • checkerberry — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chickweed wintergreen — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chimaphila maculata — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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