everlasting flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n everlasting flower any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Everlasting flower Sane as Everlasting n., 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Everlasting flower the popular name of certain plants, whose flowers may be kept for years without much diminution of beauty
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Usage

In literature:

Stone crosses like these are not unfamiliar to you, nor are these dim garlands of everlasting flowers.
"Hearts of Controversy" by Alice Meynell
Stone crosses like these are not unfamiliar to you, nor are these dim garlands of everlasting flowers.
"The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Volume 1" by Elizabeth Gaskell
The perfume of the flower is like an everlasting bud from the last tree of Time.
"No Defense, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
It is one of the brightest of the Everlasting flowers in the garland of Memory.
"The Bushman" by Edward Wilson Landor
There are no everlasting flowers.
"Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories" by Juliana Horatio Ewing
But your flowers never fade, even if they are cut; for they are everlasting.
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
L. Latifolia (Everlasting Pea) flowers in August, other varieties at different times, from May onwards.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Paths thick with thorns had blossomed into roses, and wreaths of everlasting flowers had crowned the winter snows.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
They are, in some degree, what the "everlasting" is in flowers.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
She gathers flowers of everlasting to wear in her bonnet, arranging them with the skill of a dressmaker.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various
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In poetry:

Ay, still from out Fate's gloomy towers
I see thee come to me again,
With wreaths of everlasting flowers,
And songs funereal in thy train.
"To My Misery" by Morris Rosenfeld
Then place them in those everlasting gardens
Where angels walk, and seraphs are the wardens;
Where every flower that creeps through death's dark portal
Becomes immortal.
"Hymn: From the recesses of a lowly spirit" by John Bowring
For they gather flowers early on the river far away,
Where the everlasting lilies keep their purity for aye,
And while summer brings our lilies to the run and the lagoon
May our children keep the legend of the Babies of Walloon.
"The Babies of Walloon" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Of wining and dining, flowers and jewelry, declarations of love everlasting.
How to make an everlasting dried flower and herb wreath.
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