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[snoh-drop] /ˈsnoʊˌdrɒp/
any of several early-blooming bulbous plants belonging to the genus Galanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to Eurasia, especially G. nivalis, having drooping white flowers with green markings.
Origin of snowdrop
First recorded in 1655-65; snow + drop Unabridged
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  • Then the snowdrop sang a lullaby about the moss that loved the violet.

  • You look so cool—so fair—so like a snowdrop glittering with dew.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • snowdrop consented, and went with him, and the marriage was celebrated with great pomp and splendour.

  • Jack, you can't be a snowdrop: I never saw anyone so unlike a snowdrop.

    Dodo Wonders E. F. Benson
  • The girls left the snowdrop field with reluctance, though they realized the necessity for hurry.

  • Now, snowdrop, look here; what are they going to do about Pet?

    The Gypsy Queen's Vow May Agnes Fleming
  • I love the snowdrop, it is so trustful and innocent, with its pure green-veined—— Do come and search for snowdrops!

    Lyre and Lancet F. Anstey
  • But you're not a snowdrop; oh, no—something very rare in a conservatory.

    Linda Condon Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for snowdrop


any of several amaryllidaceous plants of the Eurasian genus Galanthus, esp G. nivalis, having drooping white bell-shaped flowers that bloom in early spring
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for snowdrop

early flower, 1660s, from snow (n.) + drop (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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