Gaultheria
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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  • Gaultheria — Gaul*the ri*a, n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of ericaceous shrubs with evergreen foliage, and, often, edible berries. It includes the American winter green ({Gaultheria procumbens}), and the larger fruited {salal} of Northwestern America ({Gaultheria… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gaultheria — [gôl thir′ē ə] n. 〚ModL, after M. Gaulthier, 18th c. Cdn physician〛 any of a large genus (Gaultheria) of evergreen shrubs of the heath family, including various wintergreens and the salal * * * ▪ plant genus  genus of 235 species of upright or… …   Universalium

  • gaultheria — [gôl thir′ē ə] n. [ModL, after M. Gaulthier, 18th c. Cdn physician] any of a large genus (Gaultheria) of evergreen shrubs of the heath family, including various wintergreens and the salal …   English World dictionary

  • Gaultherĭa — (Gaulthiera Kaln.), Pflanzengattung nach Gaulthier (Botaniker u. Arzt in Quebeck) benannt, aus der Familie der Ericaceae Ericineae Euericeae, 10. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten: G. odorata, immergrüner Beerenstrauch, in Caracas, u. G. schallon, in… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gaultherĭa — Kalm. (Scheinbeere, Teeheide), Gattung der Erikazeen, aufrechte oder niedergestreckte, selten kriechende immergrüne Sträucher und Halbsträucher mit rundlich herzförmigen, breit lanzettförmigen, spitzen Blättern, auf deren Unterseite neben und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gaultheria — Gaultherĭa, Teebeerenstrauch, Pflanzengattg. der Erikazeen, amerik. meist immergrüne Sträucher. G. procumbens L. liefert in den lederartig derben Blättern den Berg , Kanada oder Labradortee, ein Surrogat des chines. Tees, und das ätherische,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gaultheria —   [nach dem kanadischen Arzt und Naturforscher Jean François Gaulthier, * 1708, ✝ 1756] die, /...ri|en, Scheinbeere, Gattung der Heidekrautgewächse mit rd. 150 Arten besonders auf der Südhalbkugel, auf der Nordhalbkugel in Nordamerika, Japan und… …   Universal-Lexikon

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