from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variant name of the snowdrop, Galanthus.
  • n. Same as fringe-tree.
  • n. A shrub, Deutzia gracilis. See Deutzia. Miller, Dict. Eng. Names of Plants.


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  • What IS that thing at the very top of the "snowflower"?

    Seasonal Non Sequiturs

  • As Christensen has explained: “The numerical ratios exist in nature: the way a leek wraps around itself from the inside, and the head of a snowflower, are both based on this series.”

    Inger Christensen

  • Yes, she is a woman, and as gentle and as tender as a snowflower bloom in early spring.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Now the glamour was gone, and the white snowflower, like a porcelain wreath, froze on its grave.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • Let the white snowflower bloom inaccessible on the heights of the past.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • They too, saw the snowflower on inaccessible heights.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • The snowflower I longed for, from those cool snowdrifts beyond the ridge.

    Two Men of Sandy Bar; a drama

  • For in the pure loftiness of the rector’s heart still bloomed the pure white snowflower of his young bride.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • Astutely she gave a sigh of homage to the rector’s fidelity to the pure white snowflower, while she pretended to disapprove.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy


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