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red snow

snow that has acquired a red color either from airborne particles of red dust or from a type of alga that contains a red pigment.
Origin of red snow
First recorded in 1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On the day referred to a large party was formed to go to the top of the cliffs at red snow Valley to welcome back the sun.

    The World of Ice R.M. Ballantyne
  • How else can I get you the red snow we saw at sunset, the other day, on the peak yonder?

  • Other explorers affirm that in those regions they have never met with the red snow more than three to four inches deep.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Ramond met with red snow in the Pyrenees, at an elevation of 7800 feet.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • To this category belongs the phenomenon known under the name of "red snow."

  • red snow and green snow have been met with, more commonly in Arctic regions, but also in other parts of the world.

  • Protococcus nivalis, again, is the cause of the red snow, of which early arctic navigators used to give such marvellous accounts.

  • It has also been ascertained that red snow is chiefly occasioned by the presence of red animalculæ.

    The Rain Cloud Anonymous
  • The snow flea favors the south and east sides of the mountains, and it is there you will find the red snow.

  • Probably the Noctiluca is not rivalled in this respect even by miscroscopic unicellular alg which compose the "red snow."

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