Definition of Summer snowflake
1. Noun. Common Old World herb having grasslike leaves and clusters of star-shaped white flowers with green stripes; naturalized in the eastern United States.
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Literary usage of Summer snowflake
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1. Journal of Horticulture and Home Farmer (1907)
"A method of employing the summer snowflake, but seldom practised, ... I first saw the summer snowflake growing in water in the wonderful garden of the ..."
2. Hardy Flowers: Descriptions of Upwards of Thirteen Hundred of the Most by William Robinson (1878)
"Not being so handsome as the summer snowflake, nor very distinct from it in appearance, it is not worthy of a place except as a naturalized plant in rough ..."
3. The American Catalogue ... July 1, 1876-Dec. 31, 1910 by Lynds Eugene Jones, Richard Rogers Bowker, Augusta Isabella Appleton (1905)
"56.) pap., 5 c. See New England. summer snowflake. Ellwanger. W : De L **$2 net. Doubleday. P. Summer songs in idleness. Jackson, К. Н. M. $1.25. Badger. ..."
4. The Wild Garden: Or the Naturalization and Natural Grouping of Hardy Exotic by William Robinson (1903)
"I have rarely seen anything more beautiful than a colony of the summer Snowflake on the margin of a tuft of rhododendrons at Longleat. ..."
5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"... the best known species, produces umbels of sweet- scented flowers in March or April. The summer snowflake (Leucojum ..."
6. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"The summer snowflake (L. testi- vum) has a scape about 2 ft. high, with three to seven flowers about an inch long, blooming in late spring or early summer. ..."