winter aconite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n winter aconite small Old World perennial herb grown for its bright yellow flowers which appear in early spring often before snow is gone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Winter aconite a plant (Eranthis hyemalis) allied to the aconites.
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Usage

In literature:

Christmas Rose, Crocus, Winter Aconite, Alyssum, Primrose, Snowdrop.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Snow-drops, winter-aconite, and such sorts, are to be thus managed.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Bulbs, such as winter aconite, squills, snowdrops, a few daffodils, tulips and irises, will grow well in boxes.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
And to the actual snowdrops and winter aconites that pierce the cold ground, spring is a new and glorious experience.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
The winter aconites are out along the hedge.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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In poetry:

When suddenly, with smile so bright,
Up sprang a Winter Aconite,
And to the Master joyfully
She cried: "I will the witness be".
"The Witness" by Fay Inchfawn
First the aconite dots the mould
With little round cannon-balls of gold;
Then, to help in the winter's rout,
Regiments of crocuses march out.
"The Champion" by Edith Nesbit

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.
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