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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small genus of hardy bulbous plants of the family Liliaceæ; the genus includes 4 species which are natives of Crete and Asia Minor (Mt. Tarsus).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Chionodoxa, genus name : Greek khiōn, khion-, snow; see ghei- in Indo-European roots + Greek doxa, glory; see doxology.]

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