Definitions for edelweissˈeɪd lˌvaɪs, -ˌwaɪs
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e•del•weissˈeɪd lˌvaɪs, -ˌwaɪs(n.)
a small composite plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly leaves and flowers, growing in the high altitudes of the Alps.
Origin of edelweiss:
1860–65; < G, =edel noble +weisswhite
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
A European perennial alpine plant having downy leaves and small white flower heads in a dense cluster.
Origin: From Edelweiß, from edel + weiß.
a little, perennial, white, woolly plant (Leontopodium alpinum), growing at high elevations in the Alps
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