snowdrop

snowdrop

[snoh-drop]
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.

Origin:
1655–65; snow + drop

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snowdrop (ˈsnəʊˌdrɒp)
 
n
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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