- 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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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)
- resembling snow, esp in colour
C17: from Latin niveus, from nix snow