Any of various Eurasian and North American woodland perennial herbs of the genera Moneses and Pyrola, especially P. elliptica, having a basal cluster of elliptic to oblong leaves and white to pink flowers.(noun)
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Use "shinleaf" in a sentence
"Pines raise statelier shafts and give themselves room to grow, -- gentians, shinleaf, and little grass of Parnassus in their golden checkered shadows; the meadow is white with violets and all outdoors keeps the clock."