Definition of pearly everlasting in English:

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pearly everlasting

noun

An ornamental North American plant with gray-green foliage and pearly white flower heads, used in dry flower arrangements.
  • Anaphalis margaritacea, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Some of the primary plants for butterfly larvae include: aspen, alfalfa, clover, nettle, pearly everlasting, milkweed, grasses, hackberry, parsley, vetch, and willow.
  • She held only a small bouquet of wild rose campion, daisies and pearly everlasting, each kind numbering seven.

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Syllabification: pearl·y ev·er·last·ing

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