- an everlasting plant or flower, especially Xeranthemum annuum.
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Captain Grant, a fine fellow, put a wreath or immortelle upon the coffin as it passed us in church.The Personal Life Of David Livingstone
William Garden Blaikie
I put out my hand and touched a yellow blossom; it felt like an immortelle on a funeral pillow.The Mystery of Choice
Robert William Chambers
The design on the monument was of a girl hanging an immortelle upon a cross.The English in the West Indies
James Anthony Froude
Immortelle, im-mor-tel′, n. any one of the flowers commonly called everlasting.
It will be hard for me to take a part in a masquerade, but the memory of my parents demands this immortelle from me.Freezing a Mother-in-Law
Thomas Edgar Pemberton
- any of various plants, mostly of the family Asteraceae (composites), that retain their colour when dried, esp Xeranthemum annuumAlso called: everlasting, everlasting flower
Word Origin for immortelle
"flower which preserves its shape and color after being dried," 1832, from French fem. of immortel "undying" (see immortal).