snow cone

\ ˈsnō-ˌkōn How to pronounce snow cone (audio) \
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Definition of snow cone

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

Examples of snow cone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kids can learn how to tap a tree at the Maple Fun Zone and can meet some of the farm animals while enjoying a maple syrup snow cone. Post-tribune Staff,, 8 Mar. 2022 Then each student was treated to a snow cone from the Kona Ice truck, which was paid for by the NRMS PTA. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 28 Oct. 2021 The snow cone mascot was painted by artist Isaac Brown, who rebooted the sandwich joint’s New York subway mural (seen on the back of the building) in 2016 after Kelley took ownership of the spot. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2021 Loaded with fresh fruit and stacked with peanuts and spicy tamarind candies, the Mexican snow cone, or raspado, has always been made with whimsy and creativity. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 16 Sep. 2021 At Friday’s event, Jhené Pittman was literally blue from her snow cone and cotton candy and upbeat about returning to Caldwell Math and Science Academy in the Stony Island Park neighborhood for first grade. Tracy Swartz,, 30 Aug. 2021 Last summer Eliza Garza had a dream – to open a snow cone stand on the beach in South Texas. Matt Leach, Fox News, 26 June 2021 The restaurateur’s great-uncles and grandmother took over the business in the next decade; Babin remembers helping out at the store’s snow cone stand outside as a kid. Washington Post, 16 July 2021 Munching on a snow cone can instantly bring you back to a childhood full of magic and whimsey. Tim Kohut, BGR, 13 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snow cone

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Snow cone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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