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 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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