from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the natural order Rubiaceæ and the tribe Anthospermeæ, characterized by having perfect flowers with a funnel-shaped corolla, which is from three- to six-lobed, the stamens inserted upon its throat, and by the hairy style, which has four threadshaped lobes.

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  • n. creeping evergreen herbs of North America


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  • Many a child brought hither its spring offering of the first mitchella, or its autumn gift of checkerberries.

    Flamsted quarries

  • Halstead led the way with the two lanterns; Addison and I, each shouldering a basket of mitchella, followed; Tom, dragging the body of the fox with his hooked stick, came behind the girls.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • They hoped to get enough mitchella at the "open" to fill fifteen jars, and so took two bushel baskets.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • Mrs. Scribner wrote to Theodora and suggested that she and her girl friends make up some mitchella jars, and sell them in the city.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • When filled with mitchella vines, they brought from a dollar and

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • However, they found less mitchella at Dunham's open than they had hoped.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • On one visit they gathered a basketful of mitchella, and when Lucia went home to Portland for Thanksgiving, she carried a small boxful of the vines and berries to her mother.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • She had been there the winter before with Theodora, and both of them remembered having seen mitchella growing there.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • Wilbur girls, went into the woods to gather lion's-paw and mitchella with which to decorate the old farmhouse at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • Lucia's mother, at Portland, who invented mitchella jars, and started a new industry in our neighborhood.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's


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