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snowflake

1. one of the mass of small thin delicate arrangements of ice crystals that fall as snow
2. any of various European amaryllidaceous plants of the genus Leucojum, such as L. vernum (spring snowflake), that have white nodding bell-shaped flowers

snowflake

[′snō‚flāk]
(metallurgy)
(meteorology)
An ice crystal or, much more commonly, an aggregation of many crystals which falls from a cloud; simple snowflakes (single crystal) exhibit beautiful variety of form, but the symmetrical shapes reproduced so often in photomicrographs are not actually found frequently in snowfalls; broken single crystals, fragments, or clusters of such elements are much more typical of actual snows.
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