Definition of Genus chimaphila
1. Noun. Small genus of evergreen herbs with long creeping rootstocks and shining leaves; North America; Europe; east Asia.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Pyrolaceae, Pyrolaceae, Wintergreen Family
Member holonyms: Pipsissewa, Prince's Pine
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Chimaphila
Literary usage of Genus chimaphila
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1. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1818)
"It is somewhat remarkable, that the genus Chimaphila was first established upon characters, which hardly exist in either of the plants it is intended to ..."
2. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"... (Round-leaved Pyrola); P. elliptica (Shin-leaf). Medical properties: Diuretic, tonic, astringent, antispasmodic. genus chimaphila (Pipsissewa). ..."
3. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus chimaphila,* Pursh. DC. Prod., vii, pp. 775. Species 3, natives of the northern parts of both hemispheres. 165. ..."
4. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1831)
"The pipsissewa is called a pyrola ; but we think the character upon which Pursh founded his genus chimaphila is too natural and well defined to be rejected; ..."
5. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"The common name of several species of plants of the Heath family; as, False Wintergreen of the genus Pyrola; Spotted W. of the genus Chimaphila ..."
6. The Farmer's Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Technical Terms Recently by Daniel Pereira Gardner (1846)
"The genus Chimaphila ; pretty Alpine plants. They are perennial, with long roots, and grow in the shade of woods. ..."