a small composite plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly leaves and flowers, growing in the high altitudes of the Alps.
a liqueur made in Italy, flavored with the extracts of alpine flowers.
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How to use edelweiss in a sentence
"One night I was blown up here in a great snow storm and I've been here ever since," said edelweiss.Kernel Cob And Little Miss Sweetclover | George Mitchel
"I would be glad to look," said edelweiss, for he was a very polite little flower and had very pretty manners.Kernel Cob And Little Miss Sweetclover | George Mitchel
High on the side of a rocky crag, Franz spied a sprig of edelweiss and was tempted to climb up and pluck it.Rescue Dog of the High Pass | James Arthur Kjelgaard
Oh, yes; you shall go, if you like, and one of you shall get me a flower of the edelweiss from some inaccessible crag.The Court Jester | Cornelia Baker
The edelweiss is a flower which grows upon dizzy heights, blooming under the snow.The Court Jester | Cornelia Baker
British Dictionary definitions for edelweiss
a small alpine flowering plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly oblong leaves and a tuft of attractive floral leaves surrounding the flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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