red snow

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noun

snow that has acquired a red color either from airborne particles of red dust or from a type of alga that contains a red pigment.

Nearby words

  1. red shank,
  2. red shanks,
  3. red shift,
  4. red sindhi,
  5. red snapper,
  6. red spider,
  7. red spot,
  8. red spruce,
  9. red square,
  10. red squill

Origin of red snow

First recorded in 1670–80

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for red snow

  • On the day referred to, a large party was formed to go to the top of the cliffs at Red-Snow Valley to welcome back the sun.

    The World of Ice|Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • They drew a sledge after them towards the Red-snow Valley, which was not more than two miles distant from the ship.

    The World of Ice|R.M. Ballantyne
  • They drew a sledge after them towards the red-snow valley, which was not more than two miles distant from the ship.

    The World of Ice|Robert Michael Ballantyne