immortelle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French immortelle.

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Noun[edit]

immortelle (plural immortelles)

  1. Any of various papery flowers, often dried and used as decoration.
    • 1888: a big rabbit-warren of a house full of [...] fragments of the day's market, garlic, stale incense, clothes thrown on the floor, petticoats hung on strings for screens, old bottles, pewter crucifixes, dried immortelles, pariah puppies, plaster images of the Virgin, and hats without crowns. — Rudyard Kipling, ‘His Chance in Life’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2005, p. 55)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

immortelle

  1. feminine form of immortel

Noun[edit]

immortelle f (plural immortelles)

La fleur d’une immortelle à bractées (Helichrysum bracteatum)
  1. immortelle
  2. everlasting flower

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