snow plant

noun

Definition of snow plant

: a fleshy bright-red saprophytic herb (Sarcodes sanguinea) of the Indian-pipe family that grows in high-altitude coniferous woods of the western U.S. and often appears before the snow melts

First Known Use of snow plant

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Snow plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow%20plant. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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