Edelweiss Name Meaning & Origin

Edelweiss

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Meanings and history of the name Edelweiss

Edelweiss is a German flower found in the Alps, and can be translated as "pure flower", "snowdrop flower" or just "white flower". Back in the olden days, suitors would climb the Alps and bring edelweiss back as a gift to their beloved.

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Edelweiss in song, story & screen

Edelweiss" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. It is named after the edelweiss, a white flower found high in the Alps (Leontopodium alpinum).

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