chi·​o·​no·​doxa ˌkī-ə-nō-ˈdäk-sə How to pronounce chionodoxa (audio)

Examples of chionodoxa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This weeks-long parade is enlivened by specialty bulbs, which bloom in the following order, loosely: giant snowdrop, bulbous iris, common snowdrop, crocus, scilla, chionodoxa (glory-of-the-snow), windflower and muscari (grape hyacinth). Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2020

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Word History


New Latin, genus name, from Greek chion-, chiōn snow (akin to Greek cheimōn winter) + doxa glory — more at hibernate, doxology

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chionodoxa was in 1879

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“Chionodoxa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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