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edelweiss


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edelweiss  \E"del*weiss\,  n.  [G.,  fr  edel  noble  +  weiss  white.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  little,  perennial,  white,  woolly  plant  ({Leontopodium 
  alpinum}),  growing  at  high  elevations  in  the  Alps. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  edelweiss 
  n  :  alpine  perennial  plant  native  to  Europe  having  leaves 
  covered  with  whitish  down  and  small  flower  heads  held  in 
  stars  of  glistening  whitish  bracts  [syn:  {Leontopodium 
  alpinum}] 




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