snow cone

noun
\ˈsnō-ˌkōn \
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Definition of snow cone 

: granular ice molded into a ball and flavored with a syrup

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The land acquisition prompted the relocation of a snow cone stand that has stood on the property for years to a new site in Tarkington. Vanesa Brashier, Houston Chronicle, "Kingwood Hospital to build ER in Cleveland," 7 July 2018 The Saturday memorial and celebration will have snow cones, other carnival fare and fireworks. Makayla Tendall, ajc, "'See ya later, suckas!': Family writes unique obituary for 5-year-old cancer victim," 13 July 2018 Besides snow cones, carnival games and fireworks, an archer will shoot a flaming arrow onto a small boat carrying Garrett's ashes in a neighbor's pond. Fox News, "Obit, memorial service of 5-year-old Iowa boy gets attention," 13 July 2018 Nearby, faire-goers were shaving ice for their own snow cones by jogging inside a giant hamster wheel. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Fire, hammers and robots: Maker Faire Kansas City takes over Union Station," 23 June 2018 With attendees drawn from a variety of local subcommunities — the church, the school system, the neighborhood association — Eisenberg said 2018 had doubled last year’s attendance, at least as measured by snow cone consumption. Brian Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, "Communities come together across San Antonio to celebrate the Fourth," 4 July 2018 With everything from a reading of the Declaration of Independence to free snow cones, the celebration brought community members out in droves. Brian Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, "Communities come together across San Antonio to celebrate the Fourth," 4 July 2018 The base originally said in a Facebook post that, although the light show was canceled, the festivities, which included food vendors, snow cones, bouncy houses, a DJ and other family-friendly activities, would continue as planned. Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Travis Air Force Base postpones July Fourth drone light show due to high winds," 4 July 2018 Pecan Grove Baptist provided snow cones and popcorn, Holy Cross Church grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and other churches supported with various activities like four squares and face painting. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Richmond Game Night called a success," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of snow cone

1941, in the meaning defined above

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snow cone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snow cone

: a cone-shaped paper cup that contains very small pieces of ice flavored with a sweet syrup

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