immortelle

immortelle

[im-awr-tel]
noun
an everlasting plant or flower, especially Xeranthemum annuum.

Origin:
1825–35; < French, noun use of feminine of immortel immortal; see -elle

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immortelle (ˌɪmɔːˈtɛl)
 
n
everlasting, Also called: everlasting flower any of various plants, mostly of the family Asteraceae (composites), that retain their colour when dried, esp Xeranthemum annuum
 
[C19: from French (fleur) immortelle everlasting (flower)]

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