chionodoxa

[ kahy-uh-noh-dok-suh, kahy-on-uh- ]
/ ˌkaɪ ə noʊˈdɒk sə, kaɪˌɒn ə- /

noun

any of several plants belonging to the genus Chionodoxa, of the lily family, having blue, white, or pink clusters of flowers on short stalks, and including the glory-of-the-snow.

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Origin of chionodoxa

1844; <New Latin <Greek chiono-, combining form of chiṓn snow + dóxa glory
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British Dictionary definitions for chionodoxa

chionodoxa
/ (kaɪˌɒnəˈdɒksə) /

noun

any plant of the liliaceous genus Chionodoxa, of S Europe and W AsiaSee glory-of-the-snow

Word Origin for chionodoxa

C19: New Latin, from Greek khiōn snow + doxa glory
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