snowbrush

noun
snow·​brush | \ ˈsnō-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce snowbrush (audio) \

Definition of snowbrush

: a spreading white-flowered western North American shrub (Ceanothus velutinus) of the buckthorn family

Examples of snowbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four years after logging, the wasteland portrayed in the photo was thick with manzanita bushes, raspberries, snowbrush, bracken fern, and native blackberries. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, "Why does this famous protector of trees now want to cut some down?," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of snowbrush

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Snowbrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowbrush. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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