from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See wintergreen.
  • n. See withe rod.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A berry which is the fruit of a small shrub native to northeastern North America, Gaultheria procumbens, also known as the Eastern teaberry, American wintergreen, boxberry, and checkerberry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The checkerberry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The American winter-green, Gaultheria procumbens, sometimes used to flavor tea and as a substitute for tea. Also mountain-tea and Canada tea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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
  • n. spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil


From the use of its leaves as a tea substitute.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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