pogonip

[ pog-uh-nip ]
/ ˈpɒg ə nɪp /
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noun

an ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.

Nearby words

  1. pogo stick,
  2. pogon-,
  3. pogonia,
  4. pogoniasis,
  5. pogonion,
  6. pogonophoran,
  7. pogrom,
  8. pogson ratio,
  9. pogy,
  10. poh

Origin of pogonip

1860–65, Americanism; < Shoshone paγɨnappɨh thunder cloud; compare soγovaγɨnappɨh fog (with soγo- earth), yaγumpaγɨnappih fog (with yaγun- valley)

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Examples from the Web for pogonip

  • The mountains of Nevada appear to be the favorite home of the pogonip.

    Meteorology|Charles Fitzhugh Talman