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(Plants) any aromatic evergreen shrub of the ericaceous genus Gaultheria, of America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, esp the wintergreen
[C19: New Latin, after Jean-François Gaultier, 18th-century Canadian physician and botanist]
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|Noun||1.||Gaultheria - widely distributed genus of creeping or upright evergreen shrubs|
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
creeping snowberry, Gaultheria hispidula, maidenhair berry, moxie plum - slow-growing procumbent evergreen shrublet of northern North America and Japan having white flowers and numerous white fleshy rough and hairy seeds
checkerberry, creeping wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens, mountain tea, teaberry, wintergreen, groundberry, ground-berry - 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