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Mountain tea   /mˈaʊntən ti/   Listen
Mountain tea

noun
1.
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.  Synonyms: checkerberry, creeping wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens, ground-berry, groundberry, teaberry, wintergreen.



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"Mountain tea" Quotes from Famous Books



... in the hand, the dotted, bright green, lance-shaped, entire leaves of the Sweet Golden-rod or Blue Mountain Tea (S. odora) cannot be mistaken, for they give forth a pleasant anise scent. The slender, simple smooth stem is crowned with a graceful panicle, whose branches have the florets seated all on one side. Dry soil. New England to the Gulf ...
— Wild Flowers Worth Knowing • Neltje Blanchan et al



Words linked to "Mountain tea" :   oil of wintergreen, wintergreen oil, genus Gaultheria, spiceberry, shrublet, boxberry, Gaultheria



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