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1. See everlasting.
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)]
everlasting (def. 7).
[< French, n. use of feminine of immortel immortal]
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|Noun||1.||immortelle - 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