snow crystal

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

Origin of snow crystal

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby snow crystal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use snow crystal in a sentence

  • While waiting for the response he picked up a pencil from my pen-tray, and idly drew a snow crystal on the big desk-blotter.

  • But her slender finger pointed only to the snow crystal that Rivers had drawn.

  • On the face of it, it would seem as if Case Rivers must have drawn this figure of a snow crystal.

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

  • A snow crystal is so fragile that it is easily mutilated by the wind and by contact with other crystals.

    Meteorology | Charles Fitzhugh Talman