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snowdrop

[snoh-drop] /ˈsnoʊˌdrɒp/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; snow + drop
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snowdrop

/ˈsnəʊˌdrɒp/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for snowdrop
n.

early flower, 1660s, from snow (n.) + drop (n.).

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