[niv-ee-uh s]
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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for niveous

wintry, stormy, fluffy, pure, soft, spotless, white, nival, niveous

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British Dictionary definitions for niveous


  1. resembling snow, esp in colour

Word Origin for niveous

C17: from Latin niveus, from nix snow
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