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fogbow

[fog-boh, fawg-]
noun
  1. a bow, arc, or circle of white or yellowish hue seen in or against a fog bank; a rainbow formed by fog droplets.
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Origin of fogbow

First recorded in 1825–35; fog1 + (rain)bow
Also called mistbow, seadog, white rainbow.
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British Dictionary definitions for fogbow

fogbow

noun
  1. a faint arc of light sometimes seen in a fog bankAlso called: seadog, white rainbow
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fogbow in Science

fogbow

[fôgbō′]
  1. A faint white or yellowish arc-shaped light that sometimes appears in fog opposite the Sun. A fogbow is similar to a rainbow but forms in a cloud or in fog. Also called cloudbow
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