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1A flake of snow, especially a feathery ice crystal, typically displaying delicate sixfold symmetry.
- ‘As I walked along the concrete sidewalk snowflakes began to fall from the grayish sky.’
- ‘When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost.’
- ‘They slowly walked down the road as the tiny white snowflakes fell lightly to the ground.’
- ‘He watched the tiny snowflakes drift onto his black jean pants.’
- ‘But the moment she was born it snowed such thick and fluffy snowflakes it amazed everyone in the hospital.’
- ‘However, given the right weather conditions, the probability that triangular snowflakes will occur is high.’
- ‘Thick snowflakes swirled, and stung his eyes.’
- ‘Delicate snowflakes drifted down to land on a head of long blonde curls.’
- ‘He put his hand out and watched the snowflakes melt on his fingers.’
- ‘I stared out at the drifting snowflakes absently, sitting at the counter with Connor in actual peace.’
- ‘Gradually, the snowflake melts inside her palm.’
- ‘The process is like examining a single snowflake in a blizzard.’
- ‘Tiny snowflakes brushed her face as they fell, fluttering to the ground.’
- ‘I looked up at the night sky and snowflakes landed on my face.’
- ‘Without hesitation, the blond-haired boy took off again, snowflakes drifting into his face.’
- ‘Memories whirled through her mind like the snowflakes in the blizzard.’
- ‘He smiled and held out his tongue trying to catch a snowflake on his tongue.’
- ‘Natalie loved the snow and she stood at her window watching the snowflakes fall.’
- ‘The waters envelop me as a few snowflakes land in my hair.’
- ‘We had gone barely a hundred yards when a few snowflakes began to drift downwards.’
2A white-flowered Eurasian plant related to and resembling the snowdrop, typically blooming in the summer or autumn.
- ‘The summer snowflake also belongs to this group of taller plants.’
- ‘Summer flowering plants are indicated by the Latin name aestate; there's Leucojum aestivum, the summer snowflake, and Adonis aestivalis from the buttercup family.’
- ‘In between the hellebores we have planted Leucojum aestivum, the summer snowflake.’
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