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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large ericaceous genus of evergreen aromatic shrubs or almost herbaceous plants, with axillary nodding flowers and red or blackish fruit consisting of a fleshy calyx inclosing a capsule. There are about 90 species, mostly of North America and the Andes, but with representatives in the mountains of India and in the Malay archipelago, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. The wintergreen or checkerberry, G. procumbens, of eastern North America, is a small creeping plant with red, aromatic, edible berries. (See
wintergreen.) The salal, G. Shallon, of Oregon and California, is a small shrub bearing dark-purple berries which have an agreeable flavor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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 Shallon).
- n. widely distributed genus of creeping or upright evergreen shrubs
- From the genus name. (Wiktionary)
“Trees from ten to fifteen feet in diameter and three hundred feet high are not uncommon, and a few attain a height of three hundred and fifty feet, or even four hundred, with a diameter at the base of fifteen to twenty feet or more, while the ground beneath them is a garden of fresh, exuberant ferns, lilies, gaultheria, and rhododendron.”
“There are huckleberries of many species, red, blue, and black, some of them growing close to the ground, others on bushes eight to ten feet high; also salal berries, growing on a low, weak-stemmed bush, a species of gaultheria, seldom more than a foot or two high.”
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