winter aconite

noun

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

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And those of us who can’t wait for spring to see flowers are planting winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) and snowdrops (Galanthus) that pop up right through the snow in late winter — assuming the seasons actually come in the right order, that is. Cathy Rubin, Philly.com, "Oct. 6-12: In the garden, it's time to…," 3 Oct. 2017

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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