Definition of edelweiss noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

edelweiss

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈeɪdlvaɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪdlvaɪs//
 
 
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a European mountain plant with small white flowers Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from German, from edel ‘noble’ + weiss ‘white’.