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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).]
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(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]
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e•del•weiss(ˈeɪd lˌvaɪs, -ˌwaɪs)
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]
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|Noun||1.||edelweiss - alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts|
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edelweiss[ˈeɪdlvaɪs] N → edelweiss m
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n → Edelweiß nt
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