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 {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.

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  • chickweed wintergreen — noun : an American starflower (Trientalis americana) or its Eurasian relative (T. europaea) * * * a starflower, Trientalis borealis. * * * chickweed wintergreen see ↑wintergreen under ↑winter • • • Main Entry: ↑chick …   Useful english dictionary

  • chickweed wintergreen — a starflower, Trientalis borealis. * * * …   Universalium

  • chickweed wintergreen — noun Trientalis europaea; a plant in the Primulaceae family Syn: arctic starflower …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wintergreen — is a group of plants. Wintergreen once commonly referred to plants that continue photosynthesis (remain green) throughout the winter. The term evergreen is now more commonly used for this characteristic.Some species of the shrub genus Gaultheria… …   Wikipedia

  • English 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

  • Flowering 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

  • Spotted 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

  • 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

  • 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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