1A North American plant of the wintergreen family, with whorled evergreen leaves.
- Chimaphila umbellata, family Pyrolaceae
More example sentences
- Armed with a wildflower guidebook from the farm's library, I identify everything from pipsissewa to trailing arbutus.
- Common pipsissewa is found in dry, shady woods, especially in pine forests, from New Brunswick to British Columbia and south to Georgia, Mexico, and California.
late 18th century: from Eastern Abnaki, literally 'flower of the woods'.
Definition of pipsissewa in:
- The US English dictionary