snowdrop

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Snowdrops in winter

Etymology[edit]

From snow +‎ drop.

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snowdrop (plural snowdrops)

  1. Any of the 20 species of the genus Galanthus of the Amaryllidaceae, bulbous flowering plants, bearing a solitary, pendulous, white, bell-shaped flower that appears at the end of winter.

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snowdrop (third-person singular simple present snowdrops, present participle snowdropping, simple past and past participle snowdropped)

  1. (Australia, slang) To steal clothing (especially women's underwear) from a clothesline.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (United Nations) To drop food aid across a wide area from an aircraft.
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (sexual slang) to transfer semen from mouth to mouth while kissing.

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