pearly everlasting

noun

: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pearly everlasting was in 1798

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“Pearly everlasting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pearly%20everlasting. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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