snow-in-summer

[snoh-in-suhm-er]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. snow, c. p.,
  2. snow-blind,
  3. snow-broth,
  4. snow-clad,
  5. snow-goose,
  6. snow-on-the-mountain,
  7. snow-plow,
  8. snow-shoe,
  9. snow-tire,
  10. snow-white

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

another name for dusty miller (def. 1)

Word Origin for snow-in-summer

C19: so called from the appearance of its flowers

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