winter aconite


: any of several low Eurasian perennial herbs (genus Eranthis, especially E. hyemalis) of the buttercup family with solitary yellow or white flowers which often bloom through the snow

Examples of winter aconite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spring-flowering bulbs such as winter aconites, snowdrops, and grape hyacinths come back for many years. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 31 July 2023 Our snowdrops, hellebores and winter aconites, even in their full bloom condition, can easily handle temperatures well below freezing. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 17 Feb. 2023 The snowdrops, hellebores and winter aconites? Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 17 Feb. 2023 Look for winter aconite — a bright yellow, six-petaled flower — as early as late March below the Rock Garden and south of the Education and Visitors Center. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Try planting bulbs such as daffodils, ornamental onions, grape hyacinth, fritillaria, snowdrops, winter aconite and Siberian squill that are more resistant to animals. Tim Johnson,, 13 Nov. 2021 The yellow flowers are winter aconite (Eranthus hyemalis) and the white flowers are snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis or Galanthus elwesii). Tim Johnson,, 4 Apr. 2021 Snowdrops typically grow 3 to 8 inches in height, and are also easy to grow and will perform well in the same settings as winter aconite. Tim Johnson,, 4 Apr. 2021 This would provide one small drift of either snowdrops or winter aconite. Tim Johnson,, 4 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winter aconite was in 1597

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“Winter aconite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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