snow-in-summer

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Definition of snow-in-summer

: a European creeping perennial herb (Cerastium tomentosum) of the pink family with hairy grayish foliage and white flowers that is often used as a ground cover

First Known Use of snow-in-summer

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Snow-in-summer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow-in-summer. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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