Snowdrop tree
Snowdrop Snow"drop`, n. (Bot.) A bulbous plant ({Galanthus nivalis}) bearing white flowers, which often appear while the snow is on the ground. It is cultivated in gardens for its beauty. [1913 Webster]

{Snowdrop tree}. See {Silver-bell tree}, under {Silver}, a. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • snowdrop tree — noun medium sized tree of West Virginia to Florida and Texas • Syn: ↑silver bell tree, ↑silverbell tree, ↑opossum wood, ↑Halesia carolina, ↑Halesia tetraptera • Hypernyms: ↑silver bell …   Useful english dictionary

  • snowdrop tree — /ˈsnoʊdrɒp tri/ (say snohdrop tree) noun any tree or shrub of the genus Halesia, as H. carolina, with attractive, white, bell shaped flowers; silverbell …   Australian English dictionary

  • Snowdrop — Snow drop , n. (Bot.) A bulbous plant ({Galanthus nivalis}) bearing white flowers, which often appear while the snow is on the ground. It is cultivated in gardens for its beauty. [1913 Webster] {Snowdrop tree}. See {Silver bell tree}, under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowdrop — /snoh drop /, n. any of several early blooming bulbous plants belonging to the genus Galanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to Eurasia, esp. G. nivalis, having drooping white flowers with green markings. [1655 65; SNOW + DROP] * * * Any of… …   Universalium

  • Silver tree — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silver-bell tree — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver-bell tree — noun medium sized tree of West Virginia to Florida and Texas • Syn: ↑silverbell tree, ↑snowdrop tree, ↑opossum wood, ↑Halesia carolina, ↑Halesia tetraptera • Hypernyms: ↑silver bell * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • silverbell tree — noun medium sized tree of West Virginia to Florida and Texas • Syn: ↑silver bell tree, ↑snowdrop tree, ↑opossum wood, ↑Halesia carolina, ↑Halesia tetraptera • Hypernyms: ↑silver bell …   Useful english dictionary

  • Galanthus nivalis — Snowdrop Snow drop , n. (Bot.) A bulbous plant ({Galanthus nivalis}) bearing white flowers, which often appear while the snow is on the ground. It is cultivated in gardens for its beauty. [1913 Webster] {Snowdrop tree}. See {Silver bell tree},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowdroptree — snowdrop tree n. The silverbell tree. * * * …   Universalium

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