Definition of Gaultheria procumbens
1. Noun. Creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil.
Terms within: Boxberry, Checkerberry, Spiceberry, Teaberry, Wintergreen
Terms within: Oil Of Wintergreen, Wintergreen Oil
Group relationships: Gaultheria, Genus Gaultheria
Generic synonyms: Shrublet
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Literary usage of Gaultheria procumbens
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1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1818)
"gaultheria procumbens. TRAILING GAULTHERIA. ***# ************* Class and Order. ... GAULTHERIA procumbens ; foliis ... GAULTHERIA procumbens; repens: foliis ..."
2. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1817)
"The gaultheria procumbens is one of those hardy and abstemious plants, which are better satisfied with the clear air of the mountains, than with a deep or ..."