Definition of snowflake in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnəʊfleɪk/


1A flake of snow, especially a feathery ice crystal, typically displaying delicate sixfold symmetry.
Example sentences
  • He watched the tiny snowflakes drift onto his black jean pants.
  • They slowly walked down the road as the tiny white snowflakes fell lightly to the ground.
  • Natalie loved the snow and she stood at her window watching the snowflakes fall.
2A white-flowered Eurasian plant related to and resembling the snowdrop, typically blooming in the summer or autumn.
  • Genus Leucojum, family Liliaceae (or Amaryllidaceae).
Example sentences
  • The summer snowflake also belongs to this group of taller plants.
  • In between the hellebores we have planted Leucojum aestivum, the summer snowflake.
  • Summer flowering plants are indicated by the Latin name aestate; there's Leucojum aestivum, the summer snowflake, and Adonis aestivalis from the buttercup family.

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