glory-of-the-snow

noun

glo·​ry-of-the-snow ˈglȯr-ē-əv-ṯẖə-ˈsnō How to pronounce glory-of-the-snow (audio)
: any of a genus (Chionodoxa) of hardy spring-flowering chiefly Mediterranean bulbous herbs of the lily family with basal leaves and racemes of blue, white, or pink flowers

Examples of glory-of-the-snow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Candidates include crocus, glory-of-the-snow (chionodoxa), Siberian squill (scilla siberica), winter aconite (eranthis), reticulated iris(), and snowdrops (). Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 7 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glory-of-the-snow was circa 1890

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“Glory-of-the-snow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glory-of-the-snow. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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