Chimaphila

noun Chi·maph·i·la \kīˈmafələ\

Definition of Chimaphila

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of chimaphila

New Latin, from Greek cheima winter + New Latin -phila; akin to Greek cheimōn winter — more at hibernate


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