pipsissewa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

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.