pipsissewa

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pipsissewa any of several plants of the genus Chimaphila
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pipsissewa (Bot) A low evergreen plant (Chimaphila umbellata), with narrow, wedge-lanceolate leaves, and an umbel of pretty nodding fragrant blossoms. It has been used in nephritic diseases. Called also prince's pine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pipsissewa The small evergreen, Chimaphila umbellata, the prince's-pine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From American Indian

Usage

In literature:

Lady's-slippers likewise (nothing but leaves) looked homelike and friendly, and the wild lily of the valley, too, and the pipsissewa.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
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