Labrador tea

Labrador tea
Labrador Lab`ra*dor", n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster]

{Labrador duck} (Zo["o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of New England, but is now supposed to be extinct, no specimens having been reported since 1878.

{Labrador feldspar}. See {Labradorite}.

{Labrador tea} (Bot.), a name of two low, evergreen shrubs of the genus {Ledum} ({Ledum palustre} and {Ledum latifolium}), found in Northern Europe and America. They are used as tea in British America, and in Scandinavia as a substitute for hops. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Labrador tea — Labrador tea, is a name commonly applied to two species: Ledum palustre (Northern Labrador Tea, also known as Rhododendron tomentosum) and Ledum groenlandicum (Bog Labrador Tea). In Labrador itself, Labrador Tea is also frequently called Indian… …   Wikipedia

  • Labrador tea — Tea Tea (t[=e]), n. [Chin. tsh[=a], Prov. Chin. te: cf. F. th[ e].] 1. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree ({Thea Chinensis} or {Camellia Chinensis}). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Labrador-tea — grenlandinis gailis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Rhododendron groenlandicum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ledum groenlandicum; Rhododendron groenlandicum angl. Labrador tea; ledum vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Labrador tea — noun evergreen shrub of eastern North America having white or creamy bell shaped flowers and dark green hairy leaves used for tea during American Revolution • Syn: ↑crystal tea, ↑Ledum groenlandicum • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Labrador tea — noun Date: 1767 a low growing ericaceous evergreen shrub (Ledum groenlandicum) chiefly of northern North America with white or creamy bell shaped flowers and leaves sometimes used in making tea; also a related shrub (L. glandulosum) of western… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Labrador tea — a North American bog shrub, Ledum groenlandicum, of the heath family, having evergreen leaves and rounded clusters of white flowers. [1760 70, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant  common name for two species of low growing, perennial evergreen shrubs in the… …   Universalium

  • Labrador tea — evergreen shrub of northern North America with bell shaped flowers and fragrant leaves (in Canada its leaves are used for making tea) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Labrador tea — noun a low growing northern shrub with fragrant leathery evergreen leaves, sometimes used in Canada to make tea. [Genus Ledum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Marsh Labrador Tea — Taxobox | name = Marsh Labrador Tea image width = 240px image caption = R. tomentosum in flower regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Rhododendron subsectio = Ledum species =… …   Wikipedia

  • glandular Labrador tea — noun a Rocky Mountain shrub similar to Ledum groenlandicum • Syn: ↑trapper s tea • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Ledum, ↑genus Ledum …   Useful english dictionary

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