snow-on-the-mountain love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A widely cultivated plant (Euphorbia marginata) of the central United States, having white-margined leaves and showy white bracts. Also called ghostweed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A white-flowered garden-plant. Arabis alpina, from southern Russia; also, Cerastium tomentosum, from eastern Europe. Britten and Holland, Eng. Plant Names.
  • n. A plant. Euphorbia marginata. T. Meehan, Native Wild Flowers of the United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. annual spurge of western United States having showy white-bracted flower clusters and very poisonous milk


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  • The pasture was flooded with light; every clump of ironweed and snow-on-the-mountain threw a long shadow, and the golden light seemed to be rippling through the curly grass like the tide racing in.

    O Pioneers!

  • The wild flowers disappeared, and only in the bottom of the draws and gullies grew a few of the very toughest and hardiest: shoestring, and ironweed, and snow-on-the-mountain.

    O Pioneers!

  • In that singular light every little tree and shock of wheat, every sunflower stalk and clump of snow-on-the-mountain, drew itself up high and pointed; the very clods and furrows in the fields seemed to stand up sharply.

    My Antonia

  • As juveniles, the caterpillars are yellow and black and voracious; they can defoliate a snow-on-the-mountain Stories


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