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niveous

[ niv-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈnɪv i əs /
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adjective
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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British Dictionary definitions for niveous

niveous
/ (ˈnɪvɪəs) /

adjective
resembling snow, esp in colour

Word Origin for niveous

C17: from Latin niveus, from nix snow
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