from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.
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We can cut down the alders and willows at the spring, and bind a lot together and tie on some branches of mountain-tea and make a tree.
With hearts new-created for the simple joys of their labor, the big rough fellows cut the meagre growth of leafless trees at the spring in the small ravine, and gathered evergreen mountain-tea that grew in scrawny clusters here and there on the mountains.