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Plant that blooms in spring or a wintery fall? (8)


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'plant that blooms in spring' is the definition.
'snowdrop' can be an answer for 'plant' (a snowdrop is a plant). I'm unsure of the remainder of the definition.

'a wintery fall?' is the wordplay.
'a wintery' becomes 'snow' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'fall?' becomes 'drop' ('drop' can be a synonym of 'fall').

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(Other definitions for snowdrop that I've seen before include "A blooming" , "Bulbous plant that flowers in early spring" , "Early bloomer" , "Spring bloom" , "Avalanche perhaps" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Sunday Times.
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