[ pog-uh-nip ]
/ ˈpɒg ə nɪp /
an ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.
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