Definitions for edelweissˈeɪd lˌvaɪs, -ˌwaɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•del•weissˈeɪd lˌvaɪs, -ˌwaɪs(n.)

  1. a small composite plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly leaves and flowers, growing in the high altitudes of the Alps.

    Category: Plants

Origin of edelweiss:

1860–65; < G, =edel noble +weisswhite

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edelweiss, Leontopodium alpinum(noun)

    alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts


  1. edelweiss(Noun)

    A European perennial alpine plant having downy leaves and small white flower heads in a dense cluster.

  2. Origin: From Edelweiß, from edel + weiß.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edelweiss(noun)

    a little, perennial, white, woolly plant (Leontopodium alpinum), growing at high elevations in the Alps


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