Cassiope


Cassiope
noun
low tufted evergreen shrubs of colder parts of north temperate regions having moss-like foliage and nodding white or pink flowers
Syn: ↑genus Cassiope
Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Ericaceae, ↑family Ericaceae, ↑heath family
Member Meronyms: ↑white heather, ↑Cassiope mertensiana

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\\kəˈsīə(ˌ)pē\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Cassiope, Cassiopea, mythical queen of Ethiopia and mother of Andromeda, from Greek Kassiopē, Kassiopeia, Kassiepeia
: a genus of low tufted shrubs of the family Ericaceae with mosslike foliage and nodding white or pink flowers found in the colder parts of the north temperate zone

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/keuh suy"euh pee'/, n.
1. (sometimes cap.) any evergreen shrub belonging to the genus Cassiope, of the heath family, having nodding white or pinkish solitary flowers and scalelike or needlelike leaves.
2. (cap.) Cassiopeia.
[ < NL, L < Gk Kassiópe CASSIOPEIA]

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