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shinleaf

[shin-leef]
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noun, plural shin·leaves.
  1. a North American plant, Pyrola elliptica, having leaves used formerly for shinplasters.
  2. any plant of the genus Pyrola.
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Origin of shinleaf

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; shin1 + leaf
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British Dictionary definitions for shinleaf

shinleaf

noun plural -leaves
  1. the usual US name for wintergreen (def. 3)
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