[ snoh-on-th uh-moun-tn, -awn- ]
/ ˈsnoʊ ɒn ðəˈmaʊn tn, -ɔn- /
a spurge, Euphorbia marginata, of the western U.S., having leaves with white margins and white petallike bracts.
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Also called ghost-weed.
Origin of snow-on-the-mountain
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for snow-on-the-mountain
a North American euphorbiaceous plant, Euphorbia marginata, having white-edged leaves and showy white bracts surrounding small flowers
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