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Any of various Eurasian and North American woodland perennial herbs of the genus Pyrola of the heath family, especially P. elliptica, having a basal cluster of elliptic to oblong leaves and white to pink flowers.
[Probably from the use of its leaves in plasters for sore legs.]
n, pl -leaves
(Plants) the usual US name for wintergreen3
n., pl. -leaves.
any of several plants of the genus Pyrola, having a basal cluster of leaves.