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snow pellets

plural noun
precipitation, usually of brief duration, consisting of crisp, white, opaque ice particles, round or conical in shape and about two to five millimeters in diameter.
Also called graupel, soft hail, tapioca snow.
Origin of snow pellets
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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snow pellet  
See graupel.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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