a North American plant, Pyrola elliptica, having leaves used formerly for shinplasters.
any plant of the genus Pyrola.
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How to use shinleaf in a sentence
These plants are often called shinleaf, because English peasants used the leaves for plasters.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers | Margaret Armstrong
British Dictionary definitions for shinleaf
the usual US name for wintergreen (def. 3)
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