[ glawr-ee-uh v-thuh-snoh, -snoh, glohr- ]
/ ˈglɔr i əv ðəˈsnoʊ, -ˌsnoʊ, ˈgloʊr- /

noun, plural glo·ry-of-the-snows.

any of several plants belonging to the genus Chionodoxa, of the lily family, native to the Old World, having showy, blue, white, or pink flowers that bloom early in the spring.

Origin of glory-of-the-snow

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for glory-of-the-snow



a small W Asian liliaceous plant, Chionodoxa luciliae, cultivated for its early-blooming blue flowers
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