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  1. any aromatic evergreen shrub of the ericaceous genus Gaultheria, of America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, esp the wintergreen
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, after Jean-François Gaultier, 18th-century Canadian physician and botanist
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Historical Examples

  • There are two species of Gaultheria common in British gardens: viz.G.

    Botany for Ladies

    Jane Loudon

  • The salal (Gaultheria Shallon), which forms a carpet to the ground, especially where the soil is poor.

  • After all Epigaea and Gaultheria are vines closely allied, and it is no wonder that there is a family resemblance.

    Old Plymouth Trails

    Winthrop Packard

  • Gave her one-half drachm Gaultheria and requested her to take twenty drops in two hours if pain and soreness was not relieved.

  • Gaultheria procumbens (Partridge Berry) is too valuable to pass unnoticed.