pipsissewa

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Cree [script needed] (pipsissewa, breaks (stones in the body) into small pieces) (compare ᐲᐏᓷᐤ (piiwiswew, she/he cuts pieces off someone)), or perhaps from Abenaki [Term?] (kpipskwáhsawe, flower of the woods).

NounEdit

pipsissewa (plural pipsissewas)

  1. Any of several evergreen plants, of the genus Chimaphila; the prince's pine; in particular, the umbellate wintergreen, Chimaphila umbellata.

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