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English noun: snowball

1. snowball (plant) plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions


SynonymsAbronia elliptica, sweet sand verbena


Broader (hypernym)sand verbena

2. snowball (food) ball of ice cream covered with coconut and usually chocolate sauce


Broader (hypernym)frozen dessert

3. snowball (food) ball of crushed ice with fruit syrup


Broader (hypernym)frozen dessert

4. snowball (artifact) snow pressed into a ball for throwing (playfully)


Broader (hypernym)ball


Substance holonymsnow


English verb: snowball

1. snowball (change) increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)increase

2. snowball (contact) throw snowballs at


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bombard, pelt









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