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snowflake (n.)

1734, from snow (n.) + flake (n.).

updated on October 03, 2012

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Definitions of snowflake from WordNet

snowflake (n.)
white Arctic bunting;
Synonyms: snow bunting / snowbird / Plectrophenax nivalis
snowflake (n.)
a crystal of snow;
Synonyms: flake
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