Lathyrus latifolius
Everlasting Ever*last"inga. 1. Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing without end; immortal; eternal. ``The Everlasting God.'' --Gen. xx1. 33. [1913 Webster]

2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used, colloquially, as a strong intensive; as, this everlasting nonsence. [1913 Webster]

I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee . . . the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. --Gen xvii. 8. [1913 Webster]

And heard thy everlasting yawn confess The pains and penalties of idleness. --Pope.

Syn: Eternal; immortal, interminable; endless; never-ending; infinite; unceasing; uninterrupted; continual; unintermitted; incessant.

Usage: -- {Everlasting}, {Eternal}. Eternal denotes (when taken strictly) without beginning or end of duration; everlasting is sometimes used in our version of the Scriptures in the sense of eternal, but in modern usage is confined to the future, and implies no intermission as well as no end. [1913 Webster]

Whether we shall meet again I know not; Therefore our everlasting farewell take; Forever, and forever farewell, Cassius. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Everlasting flower}. Sane as {Everlasting}, n., 3.

{Everlasting pea}, an ornamental plant ({Lathyrus latifolius}) related to the pea; -- so called because it is perennial. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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