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snowdrop

[ snoh-drop ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌdrɒp /
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noun

any of several early-blooming bulbous plants belonging to the genus Galanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to Eurasia, especially G. nivalis, having drooping white flowers with green markings.

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Origin of snowdrop

First recorded in 1655–65; snow + drop
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British Dictionary definitions for snowdrop

snowdrop
/ (ˈsnəʊˌdrɒp) /

noun

any of several amaryllidaceous plants of the Eurasian genus Galanthus, esp G. nivalis, having drooping white bell-shaped flowers that bloom in early spring
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