snowdrop

Definitions

  • The dwarfs find the sleeping Snowdrop
    The dwarfs find the sleeping Snowdrop
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snowdrop common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink-tinged white flowers
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snowdrop (Bot) 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.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snowdrop A low herb. Galanthus nivalis, a very early wild flower of European woods, often cultivated. The name is also applied, in an extended sense, to the genus. G. plicatus, the Crimean snowdrop, is larger, with broader plicate leaves. See Galanthus and purification-flower.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Snowdrop a genus of plants of the natural order Amaryllis, with bell-shaped flower arising from a spathe, bulbous root, two leaves and one single-flowered leafless stem
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. snáw; Ger. schnee, L. nix, nivis.

Usage

In literature:

In spring the fields had been white with snowdrops.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Right here in this moonlight that makes you look like a snowdrop.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
In her face there was no rose at all; it was pure and pale as a snowdrop; and her look, Isoult thought, was like the look of an angel.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
Her dress, a soft, sad grey, with no decoration but a knot of snowdrops in her bosom.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
Betty thought Snowdrop a bad mother.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
The common yellow Crocus is almost as much "the first-born of the year's delight" as the Snowdrop.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
By the time the snowdrops were out, however, he was dead.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
So mid thy drifting snows, O Snowdrop, Thou.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
His eyes were closed, and his body was white as a snowdrop.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
Nigger and Snowdrop began to sprawl about at once, revelling in their freedom.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
With a big bunch of snowdrops Jane felt she could go straight home.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
His eyes are fixed upon the balcony above, where Portia still stands, pale as an early snowdrop and thoroughly unnerved.
"Portia" by Duchess
I've called one Snowdrop, and the other Daisy.
"Better than Play" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
But Snowdrop grew ever taller and fairer, and at seven years old was beautiful as the day, and more beautiful than the queen herself.
"Favorite Fairy Tales" by Various
The members of the French class vied with one another in presenting offerings of violets or early snowdrops.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
Manna stroked her beautiful white pony, to which she had given the name Snowdrop.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
You're Snowdrop who was given to the dwarfs to keep.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
We meant to put the snowdrops in the middle, you know.
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
I declare, my snowdrops are quite finished.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
In Denmark our well known snowdrop, one of the earliest messengers of spring, has been since olden days held sacred to St. Valentine.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
***

In poetry:

The snowdrops first—the dawning gray;
Then out the roses burn!
They speak their word, grow dim—away
To holy dust return.
"The Flower-Angels" by George MacDonald
And so, when snowdrops shine, my dear,
And blackbirds bravely sing,
My heart that sighed to lose a year
Grows glad to gain a Spring!
"Song 2" by John Joy Bell
“For the good ship ‘Snowdrop’ struck,—­she struck
On the rock,—­the Eddystone,
And down she went with threescore men,
We two being left alone.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
Oh the hurt, the hurt, and the hurt of love!
Wherever the sun shines, the waters go.
It hurts the snowdrop, it hurts the dove,
God on his throne, and man below.
"Within and Without: Part IV: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
'Oh whence do you come, my dear friend, to me,
With your golden hair all fallen below your knee,
And your face as white as snowdrops on the lea,
And your voice as hollow as the hollow sea?'
"The Poor Ghost" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Far had he fared to gaze upon her.
"O rest thee now, Sir Knight," she said.
The warrior wooed, the warrior won her,
In time of snowdrops they were wed.
I made sweet music in his honour,
And longed to strike him dead.
"The Lute-Player" by William Watson

In news:

As of March 14 the landscape features eight different types of crocuses , three iris varieties, three kinds of daffodils, spring meadow saffron, snowdrops, winter aconite, and pasque flower in bloom.
Eye appealing Snowdrop has numerous accents.
The facade of the Snowdrop (409-27) is accented by gabled rooflines and arched soffits.
Christmas cookies with chocolate-y richness, red velvet ruby color, and festive white snowdrops.
Grow snowdrops where they will receive at least a half-day of sun during late winter and early spring, when the leaves are growing.
Plant snowdrops under deciduous trees and shrubs, mixed with crocus tommasinianus and cyclamen coum.
Plant snowdrops 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 inches apart.
(DANILOFF) Snowdrops dot the lawn in front of our house, sap is running in the woods, and forlorn plow trucks tilt mostly at rain clouds and sunlight.
***