immortelle definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different flowers, such as for example species of the genera Helichrysum, Xeranthemum, and Erythrina, having plants that retain their particular shape and shade whenever dried.
    • Any of different papery blossoms, frequently dried out and used as decoration.
    • A plant with a conspicuous, dried out, unwithering involucre, since the types of Antennaria, Helichrysum, Gomphrena, etc. See everlasting.
    • anybody of this flowers generally called everlasting, or a wreath manufactured from such flowers.
    • mostly widely cultivated species of everlasting plants having typically purple plants; south Europe to Iran; naturalized in other places

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