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snow-in-summer

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Pronunciation: /ˌsnəuɪnˈsʌmə
 
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Definition of snow-in-summer in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Either of two white-flowered plants with silvery-green leaves:
  • A low-growing southern European plant of the pink family (Cerastium tomentosum, family Caryophyllaceae).An evergreen Australian shrub of the daisy family (Helichrysum rosmarinifolium, family Compositae).
Example sentences
  • So I happily planted my new garden with that gooseneck loosestrife, white blooming mint, Silver King artimesia, snow-in-summer.
  • For much of the season, the focus is on feathery, blue green Hughes juniper and silver-leafed snow-in-summer.
  • Many people find snow-in-summer invasive, but it has never been so for me, and I love not only its bright silver color but also the way it literally disappears under bright white blooms in late spring.

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