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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.]
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n, pl -leaves
(Plants) the usual US name for wintergreen3
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n., pl. -leaves.
any of several plants of the genus Pyrola, having a basal cluster of leaves.
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|Noun||1.||shinleaf - North American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters|
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