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.
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