Chimaphila

noun
Chi·​maph·​i·​la | \ kīˈmafələ \

Definition of Chimaphila

: a small genus of herbs (family Pyrolaceae) having long creeping subterranean shoots, thick shining leaves, and white or pinkish flowers in terminal clusters — see pipsissewa

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History and Etymology for Chimaphila

New Latin, from Greek cheima winter + New Latin -phila; akin to Greek cheimōn winter

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“Chimaphila.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chimaphila. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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