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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.

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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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How to use pogonip in a sentence

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

    Meteorology|Charles Fitzhugh Talman
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