Meaning of glory-of-the-snow

glo•ry-of-the-snow

Pronunciation: (glôr'ē-uv-u-snō', -snō", glōr'-), [key]
— pl. -snows.
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Chionodoxa, of the lily family, native to the Old World, having showy, blue, white, or pink flowers that bloom early in the spring.
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