[ ney-vey ]
/ neɪˈveɪ /
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granular snow accumulated on high mountains and subsequently compacted into glacial ice.
a field of such snow.
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Also called firn, old snow .
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How to use névé in a sentence
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Captain Neves invited all the principal inhabitants of the place, and did what he could to feast them in a princely style.
Captain Neves was now actively engaged in preparing a present, worth about fifty pounds, to be sent by Pombeiros to Matiamvo.
Captain Neves had one weighing 120 lbs., and this weight is by no means uncommon.
A fine boy of Captain Neves' had, since my passage westward, shared a similar fate.
British Dictionary definitions for névé
/ (ˈnɛveɪ) /
Also called: firn a mass of porous ice, formed from snow, that has not yet become frozen into glacier ice
a snowfield at the head of a glacier that becomes transformed into ice
Word Origin for névé
C19: from Swiss French névé glacier, from Late Latin nivātus snow-cooled, from nix snow
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Scientific definitions for névé
[ nā-vā′ ]
The upper part of a glacier, consisting of hardened snow.
The granular snow typically found in such a field.
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