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snowdrop:

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
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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 thus Snowdrop lay for a long, long time, and still only looked as though she was asleep; for she was even now as white as snow, and as red as blood, and as black as ebony.
But the queen, now that she thought Snowdrop was dead, believed that she must be the handsomest lady in the land; and she went to her glass and said:
Then she knocked at the door, and cried, 'Fine wares to sell!' Snowdrop looked out at the window, and said, 'Good day, good woman!
Whether or not the snowdrop, or Galanthus nivalis, is a native of Britain is a subject of debate.
HR software provider Snowdrop Systems will supply an online HR system to online travel provider lastminute.com following an agreement between the companies.
The exquisite beauty and variety of show-quality daffodils is evident to the casual observer, but the traits that distinguish one snowdrop from another are harder to understand.
The snowdrop is often thought of as native to the British Isles, but is now accepted as a species introduced from areas of Europe as well as Asia and Russia.
The RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve has signed up for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, showcasing Scotland's beautiful snowdrop collections from January 25 to March 11.
The snowdrop walk is a special event to raise funds for Child Bereavement UK, a charity that supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Blossoming now to March 11, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival will this year feature 50 events nationwide displaying carpets of snowdrops in gardens and woodlands, signalling the end of winter and the promise of spring.