from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants, such as species of the genera Helichrysum, Xeranthemum, and Erythrina, having flowers that retain their shape and color when dried.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various papery flowers, often dried and used as decoration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant with a conspicuous, dry, unwithering involucre, as the species of Antennaria, Helichrysum, Gomphrena, etc. See everlasting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of the flowers commonly called everlasting, or a wreath made of such flowers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mostly widely cultivated species of everlasting flowers having usually purple flowers; southern Europe to Iran; naturalized elsewhere
French, from feminine of immortel, immortal, from Old French; see immortal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French (fleur) immortelle. (Wiktionary)