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Snow vs. Snowdrop

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Snownoun

(uncountable) The frozen, crystalline state of water that falls as precipitation.

Snowdropnoun

Any of the 20 species of the genus Galanthus of the Amaryllidaceae, bulbous flowering plants, bearing a solitary, pendulous, white, bell-shaped flower that appears, depending on species, between autumn and late winter or early spring, all native to temperate Eurasia.

Snownoun

(uncountable) Any similar frozen form of a gas or liquid.

Snowdropverb

To steal clothing (especially women's underwear) from a clothesline.

Snownoun

(uncountable) A shade of the color white.

Snowdropnoun

A bulbous plant (Galanthus nivalis) bearing white flowers, which often appear while the snow is on the ground. It is cultivated in gardens for its beauty.

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Snownoun

(uncountable) The moving pattern of random dots displayed on a television, etc., when no transmission signal is being received.

Snowdropnoun

common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink-tinged white flowers

Snownoun

Cocaine.

Snownoun

(countable) A snowfall; a blanket of frozen, crystalline water.

‘We have had several heavy snows this year.''’;

Snownoun

(nautical) A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted.

Snowverb

(impersonal) To have snow fall from the sky.

‘It is snowing.’; ‘It started to snow.’;

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Snowverb

(colloquial) To hoodwink someone, especially by presenting confusing information.

Snowverb

(poker) To bluff in draw poker by refusing to draw any cards.

Snownoun

A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted.

Snownoun

Watery particles congealed into white or transparent crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth, exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect forms.

Snownoun

Fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color (argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in, flakes.

‘The field of snow with eagle of black therein.’;

Snowverb

To fall in or as snow; - chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.

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Snowverb

To scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow.

Snownoun

precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

Snownoun

a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

Snownoun

English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)

Snownoun

street names for cocaine

Snowverb

fall as snow;

‘It was snowing all night’;

Snowverb

conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end;

‘He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well’;

Snownoun

atmospheric water vapour frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer

‘we were trudging through deep snow’;

Snownoun

falls of snow

‘the first snows of winter’;

Snownoun

a mass of flickering white spots on a television or radar screen, caused by interference or a poor signal

‘all that they could pick up on their screens was snow’;

Snownoun

a dessert or other dish resembling snow

‘vanilla snow’;

Snownoun

a frozen gas resembling snow

‘carbon dioxide snow’;

Snownoun

cocaine.

Snowverb

snow falls

‘it's not snowing so heavily now’;

Snowverb

be confined or blocked by a large quantity of snow

‘I was snowed in for a week’;

Snowverb

mislead or charm (someone) with elaborate and insincere words

‘they would snow the public into believing that all was well’;

Snow

Snow comprises individual ice crystals that grow while suspended in the atmosphere—usually within clouds—and then fall, accumulating on the ground where they undergo further changes. It consists of frozen crystalline water throughout its life cycle, starting when, under suitable conditions, the ice crystals form in the atmosphere, increase to millimeter size, precipitate and accumulate on surfaces, then metamorphose in place, and ultimately melt, slide or sublimate away.

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