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snow-in-summer

[snoh-in-suhm-er]
noun
  1. a mat-forming garden plant, Cerastium tomentosum, of the pink family, native to Italy, having white flowers and numerous narrow, white, woolly leaves in large patches, growing in sand.
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Origin of snow-in-summer

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for snow-in-summer

snow-in-summer

noun
  1. another name for dusty miller (def. 1)
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Word Origin

C19: so called from the appearance of its flowers
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