[ niv-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈnɪv i əs /
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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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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
/ (ˈnɪvɪəs) /
resembling snow, esp in colour
Word Origin for niveous
C17: from Latin niveus, from nix snow
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