leontopodium

World English Dictionary
leontopodium (lɪˌɒntəˈpəʊdɪəm)
 
n
See edelweiss any plant of the Eurasian alpine genus Leontopodium, esp L. alpinum
 
[New Latin, from Greek leōn lion + podion, diminutive of pous foot (from the shape of the flowers)]

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