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see amaryllisamaryllis
, common name for some members of the Amaryllidaceae, a family of mostly perennial plants with narrow, flat leaves and with lilylike flowers borne on separate, leafless stalks.
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snowdrop

symbol of optimism. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177; Kunz, 326]
See: Hope

snowdrop

any of several amaryllidaceous plants of the Eurasian genus Galanthus, esp G. nivalis, having drooping white bell-shaped flowers that bloom in early spring
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And when she got there, and saw that it was no other than Snowdrop, who, as she thought, had been dead a long while, she choked with rage, and fell down and died: but Snowdrop and the prince lived and reigned happily over that land many, many years; and sometimes they went up into the mountains, and paid a visit to the little dwarfs, who had been so kind to Snowdrop in her time of need.
Then he told her all that had happened, and said, 'I love you far better than all the world; so come with me to my father's palace, and you shall be my wife.' And Snowdrop consented, and went home with the prince; and everything was got ready with great pomp and splendour for their wedding.
To the feast was asked, among the rest, Snowdrop's old enemy the queen; and as she was dressing herself in fine rich clothes, she looked in the glass and said:
In my garden, it is the first snowdrops that lift my spirits and soothe my winter-weary soul.
SNOW DROP IN THE OCEAN They may have been out for a while, but the snowdrops are in all their glory now, and I absolutely adore them.
It may be cold outside but we know spring is just around the corner when we see the first snowdrops peeping through the icy ground.
Last year, there were more visitors than ever before - although it was suspected that the quality and selection of cakes was more of an attraction than going to see the snowdrops!
Snowtime The arrival of the first snowdrops are a heartening promise of spring, as well as a welcome return to the Scottish Snowdrop Festival which has blossomed into a calendar highlight.
BUY 25 SINGLE SNOWDROPS FOR PS9.99 OR BUY 50 FOR PS19.98 AND GET ANOTHER 25 FREE Snowdrops in the Green are bound to give you 100% success because they are lifted and sent to you with their green foliage intact.
Swathes of snowdrops are set to delight the public at two beautiful gardens in Dumfriesshire and raise funds for worthy causes.
>> Snowdrops SALLY and Gwilym Lloyd Davies will throw open the gates to their home at Henblas, LLANGRISTIOLUs, for the public to walk around the gardens and woodlands to see the snowdrops in their natural environment.
So, how delightful it was when I spotted an arc of yellow crocus and some snowdrops peeping through a lawn this week.