snow-on-the-mountain

noun

snow-on-the-moun·​tain ˈsnō-ȯn-ṯẖə-ˈmau̇n-tᵊn How to pronounce snow-on-the-mountain (audio)
: a spurge (Euphorbia marginata) of the central and western U.S. that has showy white-bracted flower clusters and is grown as an ornamental

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snow-on-the-mountain was circa 1873

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“Snow-on-the-mountain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snow-on-the-mountain. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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