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1. White like snow. So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows.

2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. The snowy top of cold Olympus.

3. Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless. There did he lose his snowy innocence. (J. Hall (1646))

4. (Science: ornithology) Snowy heron, a small plover (aegialitis nivosa) of the western parts of the united states and Mexico. It is light gray above, with the under parts and portions of the head white.