Perhaps from Cree pipsissewa (“breaks (stones in the body) into small pieces”) (compare ᐲᐃᐧᓭᐧᐤ (pîwiswêw, “she/he cuts pieces off someone”)), or perhaps from Abenaki kpipskwáhsawe (“flower of the woods”).
pipsissewa (plural pipsissewas)
- Any of several evergreen plants, of the genus Chimaphila, that have pale pink leaves; the prince's pine; in particular, the umbellate wintergreen, Chimaphila umbellata.
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