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n. - Alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts.

Usage examples (38)
  • Jinny, dear, you don't know how hard it is to crowd 'edelweiss' into one syllable until you've tried.
  • So you enjoyed your stay in the land of the edelweiss!
  • (This theory would explain the obscure edelweiss reference.)
  • Today we climbed high enough to find asphodel and edelweiss ... for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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