mitchella

noun mitch·el·la \miˈchelə\

Definition of mitchella

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Mitchella

  3. 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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