pipsissewa definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few evergreen plants for the genus Chimaphila, particularly the Eurasian types C. umbellata, having white or pinkish blossoms grouped in a terminal corymb. Also called prince's-pine.
    • some of a few evergreen plants, regarding the genus Chimaphila, having pale pink leaves; the prince's pine; in particular, the umbellate wintergreen, Chimaphila umbellata.
    • a minimal evergreen plant (Chimaphila umbellata), with thin, wedge-lanceolate leaves, and an umbel of pretty nodding fragrant blossoms. It's been used in nephritic conditions. Called additionally prince's pine.
    • the tiny evergreen, Chimaphila umbellata, the prince's pine.
    • any one of several flowers associated with the genus Chimaphila

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