niveous

[ niv-ee-uh s ]
/ ˈnɪv i əs /

adjective

resembling snow, especially in whiteness; snowy.

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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