edelweiss edelweiss  /ˈeɪ dəl ˌvaɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts

Usage(s):

  1. There's a paradox in this peaceful and neutral country that would make the NRA drool with envy: Firearms are as ubiquitous as chocolate and edelweiss.
  2. Bernanke was later eliminated at the national bee when he misspelled the word edelweiss.
  3. Former Austrian Chancellor Kurt von Schuschnigg was full of bounce; he wore edelweiss in both lapels.

News

  • Le French Book Multiplies Ways to Get Titles to Reviewers

    Digital-first publisher of top-selling mysteries and thrillers from France, Le French Book, has added Over the Treeline’s Edelweiss as another way to get digital review copies in the hands of the media. (PRWeb July 25, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/mysteries-thrillers/discoverability-ebooks/prweb10941651.htm
    on July 25, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "People were laughing at us with our leather shorts, edelweiss, cheese, chocolate and cuckoo clocks," Bertarelli said about the early days.
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Ernesto Bertarelli Source: Forbes

  2. Kapil Dev, ICL chairman of the executive board, said: "Edelweiss' association with the ICL is a support to young domestic Indian players who have been provided with an international standard platform to display their cricketing talent. This support...
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: Kapil Dev Source: Sportbusiness.com

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