cassiope

cassiope

[kuh-sahy-uh-pee]
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) 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.
(initial capital letter) Cassiopeia.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, Latin < Greek Kassiópē Cassiopeia

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cassiope

noun
low tufted evergreen shrubs of colder parts of north temperate regions having moss-like foliage and nodding white or pink flowers 
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