snow crystal


noun

a crystal of ice sufficiently heavy to fall from the atmosphere.
Compare snowflake.

Origin of snow crystal

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for snow crystal

  • The microscope gave me the same broken hexagonal prisms, mixed with tables closely resembling the snow-crystal.