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niveous

[niv-ee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. resembling snow, especially in whiteness; snowy.
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Origin of niveous

1615–25; < Latin niveus snowy, snow-white, of, from snow, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix) snow + -eus -eous
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Historical Examples

  • So Cinaber becomes red by the acide exhalation of sulphur, which otherwise presents a pure and niveous white.

    The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 2 of 3)

    Thomas Browne


British Dictionary definitions for niveous

niveous

adjective
  1. resembling snow, esp in colour
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin niveus, from nix snow
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