EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

pipsissewa ‎(plural pipsissewas)

  1. 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.