- 1A North American plant of the wintergreen family, with whorled evergreen leaves.
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- Chimaphila umbellata, family Pyrolaceae
- 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.
- 1.1A preparation of pipsissewa leaves, used as a diuretic and tonic.More example sentences
- As a diuretic, pipsissewa helps "flush out" infectious microorganisms.
- Pipsissewa improves kidney and liver function by helping the body eliminate excess fluids.
late 18th century: from Abnaki, literally 'flower of the woods'.
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