wintergreen

Part of speech: noun

A small creeping ever green plant with red berries.

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Usage examples "wintergreen":

  1. There had been a month at Hot Springs in the wintergreen heart of Virginia, and whatever Louis may have felt in his heart, of his right to the privacy of these honeymoon days, was carefully belied on his lips, and at Alma's depriving him now and then of his wife's company, packing her off to rest when he wanted a climb with her up a mountain slope or a drive over piny roads, he could still smile and pinch her cheek. - "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story", Various.
  2. This 'ere young wintergreen, boys, is jest like a feller's thoughts o' things that happened when he was young: it comes up jest so fresh and tender every year, the longest time you hev to live; and you can't help chawin' on't tho' 'tis sort o' stingin'. - "Oldtown Fireside Stories The Ghost In The Mill; The Sullivan Looking-Glass; The Minister's Housekeeper; The Widow's Bandbox; Captain Kidd's Money; "Mis' Elderkin's Pitcher"; The Ghost In The Cap'n Brownhouse", Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  3. They tripped first to Mrs. Sykes's booth, where one could find all the season's delicacies; then to the wintergreen- berry man, and on through the circle of venders. - "The ghosts of their ancestors", Weymer Jay Mills.