Immortelle

Helichrysum italicum o imortelle o everlasting

Elicriso italico

Sinonimi:
Elicriso, pianta del curry
Immortelle (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French immortelle.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪmɔːˈtɛl/

Noun

immortelle (plural immortelles)

  1. Any of various papery flowers, often dried and used as decoration.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, “His Chance in Life” in Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2005, p. 55),
      [] 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.
  2. Any of various trees of the genus Erythrina.
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