Origin of snow-white
Examples from the Web for snow-white
Taurus draws on the myth of Io, the nymph who was turned into a snow-white cow.
At the same or the following moment a snow-white swan is discovered swimming gracefully down the river.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
With difficulty he was brought to the statement that it resembled the Flor de San Lorenzo, but snow-white.The Woodlands Orchids|Frederick Boyle
So the neck and shoulders melted into the snow-white of the body, a restless glimmering ebbing into a milky way.The Cassowary|Stanley Waterloo
British Dictionary definitions for snow-white
Word Origin and History for snow-white
Old English snawhwit, from snow (n.) + white (adj.). Cf. Dutch sneeuwwit, Middle Low German snewhit, German schneeweiss, Old Norse snæhvitr, Swedish snöhvit, Danish snehvid. The fairy tale is so-called from 1885, translating German Schneewittchen in Grimm; the German name used in English by 1858.