winter aconite


Definition of 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 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 But crocus are, in fact, corms, and winter aconite and Grecian windflower grow from hard, lumpy tubers. Marty Ross, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Feb. 2021 Most of these tiny bulbs are hardy in Zones 3-8, except for winter aconite, rock garden iris, and windflowers, which are hardy in Zones 5-8. Marty Ross, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Feb. 2021 Another early spring bloomer, winter aconite has bright yellow flowers that will chase away the last of the winter chill. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Aug. 2020 There is one other way winter aconites, or eranthis, differ from other bulbs. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of winter aconite

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Winter aconite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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