Definition of Edelweiss

1. Noun. Alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts.

Exact synonyms: Leontopodium Alpinum
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Genus Leontopodium, Leontopodium



Definition of Edelweiss

1. n. A little, perennial, white, woolly plant (Leontopodium alpinum), growing at high elevations in the Alps.

Definition of Edelweiss

1. Noun. A European perennial alpine plant having downy leaves and small white flower heads in a dense cluster. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Edelweiss

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Medical Definition of Edelweiss

1. A little, perennial, white, woolly plant (Leontopodium alpinum), growing at high elevations in the Alps. Origin: G, fr. Edel noble + weiss white. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Edelweiss

eddish
eddishes
eddo
eddoes
eddress
eddresses
eddy
eddy-current loss
eddy current
eddy currents
eddy kinetic energy
eddy sounds
eddying
edeine
edelweiss (current term)
edelweisses
edema
edemas
edemata
edematic
edematization
edematogenic
edematose
edematous
edenharterite
edenic
edenite
edental
edentalous

Literary usage of Edelweiss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"edelweiss. FROM THE GERMAN. Temple Bar. WHAT is the sweetest little flower In all ... Free from its thrall of snow and ice Dear little blossom — edelweiss. ..."

2. The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems by Frederick Lucian Hosmer, William Channing Gannett (1918)
"edelweiss From the German of Hermann Lingg ON the rock and girt with ice, ... dear edelweiss, From all other flowers afar; By their joyous spring unblest, ..."

3. The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems: Second Series by Frederick Lucian Hosmer, William Channing Gannett (1894)
"... edelweiss From the German of Hermann Lingg ON the rock and girt with ice, ... dear edelweiss, From all other flowers afar; By their joyous spring ..."

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