mitchella

noun mitch·el·la \ miˈchelə \

Definition of mitchella

1 capitalized : a genus of creeping evergreen herbs (family Rubiaceae) having shiny evergreen leaves and fragrant white tubular flowers growing in pairs — see partridgeberry
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Mitchella
3 -s : the dried plant of the partridgeberry formerly used as a diuretic, tonic, and astringent

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Origin and Etymology of mitchella

New Latin, from John Mitchell †1768 American botanist born in England


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