Definition of snowflake
1 : a flake or crystal of snow
2 : any of a genus (Leucojum) of Old World bulbous plants of the amaryllis family; especially : one (L. vernum) resembling the snowdrop
Recent Examples of snowflake from the Web
Like the individual snowflakes that add up to the snowpack that gives the Colorado River its force, seemingly small shifts can feed a flood of change.
On view at The Museum of Modern Art’s Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition through May 12, the works take shape when molecules self-assemble into patterns resembling a map of the Americas, a smiley face, snowflakes and other familiar icons.
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First Known Use of snowflake
SNOWFLAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of snowflake for English Language Learners
: a small, soft piece of frozen water that falls from the sky as snow : a flake of snow
SNOWFLAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of snowflake for Students
: a single snow crystal : a small mass of snow crystals
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