shinleaf


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shin·leaf

 (shĭn′lēf′)
n.
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.]

shinleaf

(ˈʃɪnˌliːf)
n, pl -leaves
(Plants) the usual US name for wintergreen3

shin•leaf

(ˈʃɪnˌlif)

n., pl. -leaves.
any of several plants of the genus Pyrola, having a basal cluster of leaves.
[1810–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.shinleaf - North American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplastersshinleaf - North American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters
pyrola, wintergreen - any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola