Meaning of edelweiss


Pronunciation: (ād'l-vīs", -wīs"), [key]
— n.
  1. a small composite plant, Leontopodium alpinum, having white woolly leaves and flowers, growing in the high altitudes of the Alps.
  2. a liqueur made in Italy, flavored with the extracts of alpine flowers.
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