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[kahy-uh-noh-dok-suh, kahy-on-uh-]
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for chionodoxa

Historical Examples of chionodoxa

  • Snowdrops are charming on rock-work, and may be placed close to the chionodoxa, as they bloom almost together.

    Small Gardens

    Violet Purton Biddle

  • Chionodoxa can be forced with the same ease as Roman Hyacinths.

British Dictionary definitions for chionodoxa


  1. any plant of the liliaceous genus Chionodoxa, of S Europe and W AsiaSee glory-of-the-snow
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Word Origin for chionodoxa

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