red snow


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.

Origin of red snow

First recorded in 1670–80
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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