Origin of edelweissGerman from edel, noble, precious + weiss, white
a small, flowering plant (Leontopodium alpinum) of the composite family, native to the high mountains of Europe and central Asia, esp. the Alps, with leaves and petal-like bracts that are white and woolly
A European alpine plant (Leontopodium alpinum) in the composite family, having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads surrounded by conspicuous whitish bracts.
Origin of edelweissGerman edel noble ( from Middle High German edele ) ( from Old High German edili ) weiss white ( from Middle High German wīz ) ( from Old High German wīz, hwīz ; see kweit- in Indo-European roots.)
(usually uncountable, plural edelweisses)
OriginSee also: Edelweiß
From German Edelweiß, from edel (“noble”) + weiß (“white”).
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- The last named (the well-known " edelweiss ") is at the present day characteristic of the Siberian steppes.
- For this attack he detailed the 22nd Schiitzen Div., followed immediately by a Kaiserjager and a Kaiserschiitzen batt., which were to go straight for the Stol, and by six battalions of the 3rd (Edelweiss) Div., which were to make for the Val Fella by way of the Val d'Ucosa.
- 26 the Edelweiss made a great attempt to capture Col della Berretta, but were repulsed, and a pause followed.
- Two typical species are Lychnis apetala, which extends to Spitsbergen, and the well-known edelweiss.