Snowball bush
Snowball Snow"ball`, n. 1. A round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The Guelder-rose. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) a shrub of the genus {Viburnum}, having large clusters of white flowers. [PJC]

{Snowball bush} or {Snowball tree} (Bot.), the {Guelder-rose}.

{a snowball's chance in hell}, [Colloq.] no chance; an infinitesimal chance. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • snowball bush — noun see snowball I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snowball bush — noun see snowball I, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • snowball bush. — See guelder rose. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • snowball bush — noun a guelder rose of a sterile variety which produces large globular white flower heads …   English new terms dictionary

  • snowball bush. — See guelder rose. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snowball — Snow ball , n. 1. A round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The Guelder rose. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) a shrub of the genus {Viburnum}, having large clusters of white flowers.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snowball tree — Snowball Snow ball , n. 1. A round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The Guelder rose. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) a shrub of the genus {Viburnum}, having large clusters of white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowball — I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a round mass of snow pressed or rolled together b. snow cone 2. any of several cultivated shrubby viburnums (genus Viburnum) with clusters of white sterile flowers called also snowball bush II. verb Date: 1843 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snowball — [snō′bôl΄] n. 1. a mass of snow packed together into a ball ☆ 2. any of various plants with snowball like flowers; esp., a cultivated European cranberry bush (Viburnum opulus var. roseum) with spherical clusters of sterile, white or pinkish… …   English World dictionary

  • a snowball's chance in hell — Snowball Snow ball , n. 1. A round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The Guelder rose. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) a shrub of the genus {Viburnum}, having large clusters of white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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