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Definition of "immortelle" [im•mor•telle]

  • Any of various plants, such as species of the genera Helichrysum, Xeranthemum, and Erythrina, having flowers that retain their shape and color when dried. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "immortelle" in a sentence
  • "A milder form of sorrow finds its inexpensive and lasting remembrancer in the coarse and ugly but indestructible 'immortelle' -- which is a wreath or cross or some such emblem, made of rosettes of black linen, with sometimes a yellow rosette at the conjunction of the cross's bars -- kind of sorrowful breast-pin, so to say."
  • "As I wore it, what I later came to know as immortelle became bewitching: alternating between toasty caramel and deep, peaty smoky scotch."
  • "The pumpkin is discernible and fleshy and the immortelle is a whisper."