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immortelle

[im-awr-tel] /ˌɪm ɔrˈtɛl/
noun
1.
an everlasting plant or flower, especially Xeranthemum annuum.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < French, noun use of feminine of immortel immortal; see -elle
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immortelle

/ˌɪmɔːˈtɛl/
noun
1.
any of various plants, mostly of the family Asteraceae (composites), that retain their colour when dried, esp Xeranthemum annuum Also called everlasting, everlasting flower
Word Origin
C19: from French (fleur) immortelle everlasting (flower)
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Word Origin and History for immortelle
n.

"flower which preserves its shape and color after being dried," 1832, from French fem. of immortel "undying" (see immortal).

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