from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a name of two low, evergreen shrubs of the genus Ledum (Ledum palustre and Ledum latifolium), found in Northern Europe and America. They are used as tea in British America, and in Scandinavia as a substitute for hops.
- n. See under Labrador.
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- n. evergreen shrub of eastern North America having white or creamy bell-shaped flowers and dark green hairy leaves used for tea during American Revolution
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_Ledum_, _Monotropa_ and _Pyrola_, or the Labrador tea, the Indian pipe and wintergreen are instances of reversionary gamopetalism with free petals.