Snowflake Snow"flake`, n. 1. A flake, or small filmy mass, of snow. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) See {Snowbird}, 1. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) A name given to several bulbous plants of the genus {Leucoium} ({L. vernum}, {[ae]stivum}, etc.) resembling the snowdrop, but having all the perianth leaves of equal size. [1913 Webster]

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