Definition of chionodoxa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkʌɪənəˈdɒksə/

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A bulbous Eurasian plant of the lily family, with early blooming blue flowers. Also called glory-of-the-snow.
  • Genus Chionodoxa, family Liliaceae.
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'.

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