noun (plural shinleafs) Date: circa 1818 any of several wintergreens (especially Pyrola elliptica) with lustrous evergreen basal leaves and racemose white or pinkish flowers

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  • shinleaf — noun North American evergreen with small pinkish bell shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters • Syn: ↑wild lily of the valley, ↑Pyrola elliptica • Hypernyms: ↑wintergreen, ↑pyrola * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

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