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2. Any of several coral trees, especially Erythrina fusca or E. poeppigiana.

[French, from feminine of immortel, immortal, from Old French; see immortal.]


(Plants) any of various plants, mostly of the family Asteraceae (composites), that retain their colour when dried, esp Xeranthemum annuum. Also called: everlasting or everlasting flower
[C19: from French (fleur) immortelle everlasting (flower)]


(ˌɪm ɔrˈtɛl)

everlasting (def. 7).
[< French, n. use of feminine of immortel immortal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immortelle - mostly widely cultivated species of everlasting flowers having usually purple flowersimmortelle - mostly widely cultivated species of everlasting flowers having usually purple flowers; southern Europe to Iran; naturalized elsewhere
everlasting, everlasting flower - any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
genus Xeranthemum - genus of annual densely hairy herbs of Mediterranean to southwestern Asia
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All visitors linger pensively about it; all young people capture and carry away keepsakes and mementoes of it; all Parisian youths and maidens who are disappointed in love come there to bail out when they are full of tears; yea, many stricken lovers make pilgrimages to this shrine from distant provinces to weep and wail and "grit" their teeth over their heavy sorrows, and to purchase the sympathies of the chastened spirits of that tomb with offerings of immortelles and budding flowers.
Go when you will, you find it furnished with those bouquets and immortelles.
When I find it I shall shed some tears on it, and stack up some bouquets and immortelles, and cart away from it some gravel whereby to remember that howsoever blotted by crime their lives may have been, these ruffians did one just deed, at any rate, albeit it was not warranted by the strict letter of the law.
I wish I had my immortelles back, now, and that bunch of radishes.
The brooding willow whispered to the yew; Beneath, the deadly nightshade and the rue, With immortelles self-woven into strange Funereal shapes, and horrid nettles grew.
The magic cream is formulated with essences from eight flowers; Immortelle, Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli, Neroli, Rose, Lavender, Jasmine and Iris teamed with shea butter, tapioca, jojoba oil, macadamia oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, cranberry seed, date seed and vitamins C and E.
Today, essential oil from the Corsican immortelle flower is the star ingredient of an entire range of SKUs at L'Occitane, including its bestselling Divine Cream to its latest rollout, Immortelle Precious BB Cream, which comes in three shades and offers SPF30.
Blanche Immortelle and Santal Carmin, the latest additions to Collection Metal, are now composed of four colognes absolues designed around the most rare and mysterious ingredients.
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L'Occitane's Divine Youth Oil is the latest addition to their popular Immortelle line, a blend of seven omega-rich oils.
While the wrap was still on I was also treated to an eye treatment called Immortelle Youthful Eyes that fights fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.
Next up, the therapist takes me through the Immortelle Secret to Brightness facial that uses immortelle from Corsica combined with Vitamin C and Bellis Perennis.