A gorse-like plant with white flowers that grew on Amon Rûdh. Also known as Aeglos.

*Note* There are two different spellings of this word. Aiglos ('Snow-point') is the spelling used in the Lord of the Rings for the spear of Gil-galad, so if looking at it from a canonical point of view, it would seem that that spelling is preferred for the weapon. Since the spelling seen in Aeglos ('Snowthorn') is also used for a plant which grew in Beleriand, it would seem that they should signify different objects, hence the different meanings.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by atalante_star