Definition of Pipsissewa

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Chimaphila.




Definition of Pipsissewa

1. 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.

Definition of Pipsissewa

1. Noun. Any of several evergreen plants, of the genus ''Chimaphila'', that have pale pink leaves; the prince's pine ¹

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Definition of Pipsissewa

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Medical Definition of Pipsissewa

1. 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. Synonym: prince's pine. Origin: From American Indian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pipsissewa

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pippin
pipping
pippins
pippul
pippul tree
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pipra
pipradol
pipradrol hydrochloride
pipras
piprine
piprinhydrinate
pips
pipsissewa (current term)
pipsissewas
pipsqueak
pipsqueaks
pipsyl
pipul
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piquance
piquances
piquancies
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piquant
piquantly
piquantness

Literary usage of Pipsissewa

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1. A Medical formulary based on the United States and British pharmacopoeias by Laurence Johnson (1881)
"Boil the pipsissewa in 1 pint of water for fifteen minutes, strain, and add sufficient water through the strainer to make 1 pint. Dose : 2 to 4 ounces. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Roberts Bartholow (1881)
"pipsissewa and scoparius are rather more actively diuretic than buchu and uva ... Our indigenous remedy, pipsissewa, may be substituted for scoparius in the ..."

3. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"R. Decoction of pipsissewa, one pint. Solution of carbonate of potassa, ... R. pipsissewa, six drachms. Water, twelve ounces. Boil to six ounces, ..."

4. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"Chimaphila umbellata, pipsissewa, Wintergreen, or Ground- Holly (Nat. Ord. Pyrolaceae), is a small, indigenous, evergreen Fig. ..."

5. The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica by John W. Comfort (1859)
"pipsissewa. (Pyrola Umbellata.) THIS evergreen, of which the tops and roots are both used, possesses some valuable medical properties. ..."

6. The Medical student's vade mecum by George Mendenhall (1871)
"Tit S. What portion of the pipsissewa, or Chimaphila umbellata (Fig. 3), is used in medicine ? The leaves and stem. It is a small, indigenous evergreen ..."

7. A Medical formulary based on the United States and British pharmacopoeias by Laurence Johnson (1881)
"Boil the pipsissewa in 1 pint of water for fifteen minutes, strain, and add sufficient water through the strainer to make 1 pint. Dose : 2 to 4 ounces. ..."

8. A Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Roberts Bartholow (1881)
"pipsissewa and scoparius are rather more actively diuretic than buchu and uva ... Our indigenous remedy, pipsissewa, may be substituted for scoparius in the ..."

9. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"R. Decoction of pipsissewa, one pint. Solution of carbonate of potassa, ... R. pipsissewa, six drachms. Water, twelve ounces. Boil to six ounces, ..."

10. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"Chimaphila umbellata, pipsissewa, Wintergreen, or Ground- Holly (Nat. Ord. Pyrolaceae), is a small, indigenous, evergreen Fig. ..."

11. The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica by John W. Comfort (1859)
"pipsissewa. (Pyrola Umbellata.) THIS evergreen, of which the tops and roots are both used, possesses some valuable medical properties. ..."

12. The Medical student's vade mecum by George Mendenhall (1871)
"Tit S. What portion of the pipsissewa, or Chimaphila umbellata (Fig. 3), is used in medicine ? The leaves and stem. It is a small, indigenous evergreen ..."

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