- a crystal of ice sufficiently heavy to fall from the atmosphere.
Origin of snow crystal
First recorded in 1865–70
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The microscope gave me the same broken hexagonal prisms, mixed with tables closely resembling the snow-crystal.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack
Elisha Kent Kane