edelweiss


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e·del·weiss

 (ā′dəl-vīs′, -wīs′)
n.
A European alpine plant (Leontopodium alpinum) in the composite family, having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads surrounded by conspicuous whitish bracts.

[German : edel, noble (from Middle High German edele, from Old High German edili) + weiss, white (from Middle High German wīz, from Old High German wīz, hwīz; see kweit- in Indo-European roots).]

edelweiss

(ˈeɪdəlˌvaɪs)
n
(Plants) a small alpine flowering plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly oblong leaves and a tuft of attractive floral leaves surrounding the flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C19: German, literally: noble white]

e•del•weiss

(ˈeɪd lˌvaɪs, -ˌwaɪs)

n.
a small composite plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly leaves and flowers, growing in the high altitudes of the Alps.
[1860–65; < German, =edel noble + weiss white]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edelweiss - alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bractsedelweiss - alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
Translations

edelweiss

[ˈeɪdlvaɪs] Nedelweiss m

edelweiss

nEdelweiß nt
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And I want to thank this beautiful choir for singing Amazing Grace and Edelweiss.