: a genus of low tufted shrubs of the family Ericaceae with mosslike foliage and nodding white or pink flowers found in the colder parts of the north temperate zone

Word History


New Latin, from Latin Cassiope, Cassiopea, mythical queen of Ethiopia and mother of Andromeda, from Greek Kassiopē, Kassiopeia, Kassiepeia

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“Cassiope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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