Labrador tea

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 North America

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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 …   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 — 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

Share the article and excerpts

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