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graupel

[ grou-puhl ]
/ ˈgraʊ pəl /
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Definition of graupel

noun
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Origin of graupel

1885–90; <German; diminutive of Graupe hulled grain
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British Dictionary definitions for graupel

graupel
/ (ˈɡraʊpəl) /

noun
soft hail or snow pellets

Word Origin for graupel

German, from Graupe, probably from Serbo-Croat krupa; related to Russian krupá peeled grain
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Scientific definitions for graupel

graupel
[ groupəl ]

A small, white ice particle that falls as precipitation and breaks apart easily when it lands on a surface. Also called snow pellet soft hail
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