edelweiss

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noun edel·weiss \ ˈā-dᵊl-ˌvīs , -ˌwīs \

Definition of edelweiss

:a small alpine perennial composite herb (Leontopodium alpinum) of central and southeast Europe that has a dense woolly white pubescence

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Origin and Etymology of edelweiss

German, from edel noble + weiss white


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