: 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

Word History


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

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“Chimaphila.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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