from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A low-growing, creeping evergreen plant (Gaultheria procumbens) of North America, having solitary nodding white flowers, aromatic leaves, and spicy edible scarlet berries. Also called checkerberry, teaberry.
- n. An oil or a flavoring obtained from this plant.
- n. Any of several similar or related plants, such as the pipsissewa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any evergreen plant.
- n. Any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola
- n. A North American creeping evergreen plant, Gaultheria procumbens, having solitary white flowers and aromatic leaves; the checkerberry or teaberry
- n. The spicy red berries of this plant
- n. The oil, methyl salicylate, obtained from these berries
- n. The aroma of the oil, methyl salicylate, however derived.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Pyrola, especially P. minor, the common species in England, where the name is chiefly thus applied. P. rotundifolia is sometimes distinguished as false or pear-leafed wintergreen.
- n. A plant of the genus Gaultheria, chiefly G. procumbens, the aromatic wintergreen of eastern North America.
- n. A plant of the genus Chimaphila, especially C. maculata. See spotted wintergreen, below.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola
- n. spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil
- n. creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
Translation of Dutch wintergroen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)