any of a genus (Chimaphila) of North American evergreen plants of the heath family, with pink or white flowers and jagged, leathery leaves formerly used as a diuretic and tonic
Origin of pipsissewafrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Abenaki kpi-pskwáhsawe, literally , flower of the woods
Any of several evergreen plants of the genus Chimaphila in the heath family, especially C. umbellata, having white or pinkish flowers and formerly used as a medicinal herb. Also called prince's pine .
Origin of pipsissewaPerhaps Eastern Abenaki kpi-pskwáhsawe woods flower, pipsissewa