pearly everlasting

noun

Definition of pearly everlasting

: an everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) that has herbage covered with white woolly hairs and corymbose heads with white scarious involucres

Examples of pearly everlasting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the best plants to attract a variety of pollinators are coneflower, phlox, monarda, butterfly bush, sedum, any variety of daisy, liatris, any variety of milkweed, lantana, zinnia, Joe Pye weed, allium and pearly everlasting. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of pearly everlasting

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Pearly everlasting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pearly%20everlasting. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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