Definition of mitchella in English:

mitchella

noun

Botany
  • Either of two trailing plants with fleshy berries constituting the genus Mitchella (family Rubiaceae), M. undulata, of north-east Asia, and the partridgeberry, M. repens, of North America. Also (in form Mitchella): the genus itself.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Manasseh Cutler (1742–1823). From scientific Latin Mitchella (Linnaeus Species Plantarum I. 111) from the name of John Mitchell (d. 1768), English-born U.S. botanist + -a.

Pronunciation

mitchella

/mɪˈtʃɛlə/