pipsissewa
noun Etymology: perhaps from Eastern Abenaki kpi-pskwáhsawe, literally, flower of the woods Date: 1789 any of a genus (Chimaphila, especially C. umbellata) of evergreen herbs of the wintergreen family with astringent leaves used as a tonic and diuretic

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  • Pipsissewa — Pip*sis se*wa, n. [From American Indian.] (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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipsissewa — ☆ pipsissewa [pip sis′ə wə ] n. [< ? Abenaki kpi pskwáhsawe, lit., flower of the woods] any of a genus (Chimaphila) of North American evergreen plants of the heath family, with pink or white flowers and jagged, leathery leaves formerly used as …   English World dictionary

  • pipsissewa — /pip sis euh weuh, waw /, n. any evergreen plant of the genus Chimaphila, esp. C. umbellata, the leaves of which are used medicinally for their tonic, diuretic, and astringent properties. Also called prince s pine. [1780 90, Amer.; perh. <… …   Universalium

  • pipsissewa — skėtinė marenikė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Chimaphila umbellata), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pipsissewa — noun Any of several evergreen plants, of the genus Chimaphila, that have pale pink leaves; the princes pine …   Wiktionary

  • pipsissewa — pip·sis·se·wa pip sis ə .wȯ n any of a genus (Chimaphila, esp. C. umbellata) of evergreen herbs of the wintergreen family (Pyrolaceae) with astringent leaves used as a tonic and diuretic …   Medical dictionary

  • pipsissewa — n. evergreen plant whose leaves are used as a medicinal herb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pipsissewa — pip·sis·se·wa …   English syllables

  • pipsissewa — pip•sis•se•wa [[t]pɪpˈsɪs ə wə, ˌwɔ[/t]] n. pl. was pln any of several evergreen plants of the genus Chimaphila, esp. C. umbellata, the leaves of which are used medicinally for their tonic, diuretic, and astringent properties • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • pipsissewa — noun any of several plants of the genus Chimaphila • Syn: ↑prince s pine • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑love in winter, ↑western prince s pine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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