spotted wintergreen


noun

an evergreen plant, Chimaphila maculata, of central North America, having leaves with mottled-white veins and white, fragrant flowers.

Nearby words

  1. spotted sandpiper,
  2. spotted skunk,
  3. spotted sunfish,
  4. spotted tail,
  5. spotted wilt,
  6. spottedly,
  7. spotter,
  8. spottie,
  9. spotty,
  10. spousal

Origin of spotted wintergreen

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Also called rheumatism-root.

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