(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.
(initial capital letter) Cassiopeia.

Origin of cassiope

< New Latin, Latin < Greek Kassiópē Cassiopeia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cassiope

Historical Examples of cassiope

  • He landed at Cassiope, a town in the northern part of the island of Corcyra.


    Jacob Abbott

  • For all practical purposes, however, words like Cassiope are quadrisyllables.


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • Of these cassiope is at once the commonest and the most beautiful and influential.

  • Of these, Cassiope tetragona is far the most influential and beautiful.

  • Cassiope was a port of Epirus, not far from Nicopolis, where Epictetus taught.