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A bulbous Eurasian plant of the lily family, with early blooming blue flowers.Also called glory-of-the-snow
- ‘Nigel also asks if these pests attack the roots of bulbs such as chionodoxa, muscari and fritillaria.’
- ‘We have many thousands of chionodoxas naturalized in our garden.’
- ‘It's worth mentioning that chionodoxa names are fairly hit and miss, because almost all the original names have been changed, and some bulb-sellers use the new names while others still use the old.’
- ‘These are soon followed by crocuses, scillas, and chionodoxas; then come the hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips.’
- ‘Others which are suitable include snowdrops, iris, scillas, muscari and chionodoxas.’
Modern Latin, from Greek khiōn ‘snow’ + doxa ‘glory’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.