Snowball tree(Bot.), the Guelder- rose.

(Snow"ball`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snowballed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snowballing.] To pelt with snowballs; to throw snowballs at.

(Snow"ball`), v. i. To throw snowballs.

(Snow"ber`ry) n. (Bot.) A name of several shrubs with white berries; as, the Symphoricarpus racemosus of the Northern United States, and the Chiococca racemosa of Florida and tropical America.

Creeping snowberry. (Bot.) See under Creeping.

(Snow"bird) n. (Zoöl.) (a) An arctic finch (Plectrophenax, or Plectrophanes, nivalis) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white, but variously marked with chestnut and brown. Called also snow bunting, snowflake, snowfleck, and snowflight. (b) Any finch of the genus Junco which appears in flocks in winter time, especially J. hyemalis in the Eastern United States; — called also blue snowbird. See Junco. (c) The fieldfare. [Prov. Eng.]

(Snow"-blind`) a. Affected with blindness by the brilliancy of snow.Snow"- blind`ness, n.

(Snow"-bound`) a. Enveloped in, or confined by, snow. Whittier.

(Snow"-broth`) n. Snow and water mixed, or snow just melted; very cold liquor. Shak.

(Snow"cap`) n. (Zoöl.) A very small humming bird (Microchæra albocoronata) native of New Grenada.

The feathers of the top of the head are white and snining, the body blue black with a purple and bronzy luster. The name is applied also to Microchæra parvirostris of Central America, which is similar in color.

(Snow"-capped`) a. Having the top capped or covered with snow; as, snow-capped mountains.

(Snow"drift`) n. A bank of drifted snow.

(Snow"drop`) n. (Bot.) A bulbous plant (Galanthus nivalis) bearing white flowers, which often appear while the snow is on the ground. It is cultivated in gardens for its beauty.

Snowdrop tree. See Silver-bell tree, under Silver, a.

(Snow"flake`) n.

1. A flake, or small filmy mass, of snow.

2. (Zoöl.) See Snowbird, 1.

3. (Bot.) A name given to several bulbous plants of the genus Leucoium (L. vernum, æstivum, etc.) resembling the snowdrop, but having all the perianth leaves of equal size.

(Snow"fleck`) n. (Zoöl.) See Snowbird, 1.

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(Snow"ball`) n.

1. A round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass.

2. (Bot.) The Guelder-rose.

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