The sight of this unwithering green leaf excites me like red at some seasons.
He represents the unwithering in the very home of corruption.
Now, I had heard of the Lily, even this thou holdest may its influence be unwithering!
He walked in the gardens of the intellectual gods and gathered sweets for the soul from a thousand unwithering flowers.
1530s, alteration of Middle English wydderen "dry up, shrivel" (c.1300), apparently a differentiated and special use of wederen "to expose to weather" (see weather). Cf. German verwittern "to become weather-beaten," from Witter "weather."