I've seen people saying that this flower has an うまそう name. Why is that? Does it sound similar to some candy or what?

Examples include https://twitter.com/hanabot_aph/status/699851458590543872 or 24th episode of 怪盗セイントテール, where Asuka can't remember what the flower is called and all he knows is that it has a tasty sounding name.

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It's probably because ドロップ is a type of hard candy, similar to something like "lemon drops" (though not necessarily lemon). See this wikipedia page for details.

It may also be because of the connection of スノー to スノーコーン(snow cone). I am not sure how often this word is used in Japanese but you can see an example here.

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    「スノーコーン」 is 初耳 to me w
    – chocolate
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 8:27
  • Yeah, I thought it wasn't used frequently, as I hadn't heard it myself until I did a search (:
    – Locksleyu
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 12:42

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