Definition of chionodoxa in English:


Line breaks: chi¦ono|doxa
Pronunciation: /ˌkʌɪənəˈdɒksə


  • A bulbous Eurasian plant of the lily family, with early blooming blue flowers. Also called glory-of-the-snow.
    • Genus Chionodoxa, family Liliaceae
    More example sentences
    • Nigel also asks if these pests attack the roots of bulbs such as chionodoxa, muscari and fritillaria.
    • We have many thousands of chionodoxas naturalized in our garden.
    • It's worth mentioning that chionodoxa names are fairly hit and miss, because almost all the original names have been changed, and some bulb-sellers use the new names while others still use the old.


modern Latin, from Greek khiōn 'snow' + doxa 'glory'.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw