from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several evergreen plants of the genus Chimaphila, especially the Eurasian species C. umbellata, having white or pinkish flowers grouped in a terminal corymb. Also called prince's pine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several evergreen plants, of the genus Chimaphila, that have pale pink leaves; the prince's pine; in particular, the umbellate wintergreen, Chimaphila umbellata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A low evergreen plant (Chimaphila umbellata), with narrow, wedge-lanceolate leaves, and an umbel of pretty nodding fragrant blossoms. It has been used in nephritic diseases. Called also prince's pine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The small evergreen, Chimaphila umbellata, the prince's-pine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several plants of the genus Chimaphila
Perhaps Eastern Abenaki kpi-pskwáhsawe, woods flower, pipsissewa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from Cree pipsissewa ("breaks (stones in the body) into small pieces") (compare ᐲᐃᐧᓭᐧᐤ (pîwiswêw, "she/he cuts pieces off someone")), or perhaps from Abenaki kpipskwáhsawe ("flower of the woods"). (Wiktionary)