pipsissewa

noun
pip·​sis·​se·​wa | \ pip-ˈsi-sə-ˌwȯ How to pronounce pipsissewa (audio) \

Definition of pipsissewa

: any of a genus (Chimaphila, especially C. umbellata) of evergreen herbs of the wintergreen family with astringent leaves used as a tonic and diuretic

First Known Use of pipsissewa

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pipsissewa

perhaps from Eastern Abenaki kpi-pskwáhsawe, literally, flower of the woods

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pipsissewa

noun
pip·​sis·​se·​wa | \ pip-ˈsis-ə-ˌwȯ How to pronounce pipsissewa (audio) \

Medical Definition of pipsissewa

: any of a genus (Chimaphila, especially C. umbellata) of evergreen herbs of the wintergreen family (Pyrolaceae) with astringent leaves used as a tonic and diuretic

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