snow pellets


plural noun

precipitation, usually of brief duration, consisting of crisp, white, opaque ice particles, round or conical in shape and about two to five millimeters in diameter.

Nearby words

  1. snow line,
  2. snow mold,
  3. snow pea,
  4. snow pear,
  5. snow pellet,
  6. snow plant,
  7. snow pudding,
  8. snow ring,
  9. snow thrower,
  10. snow tire

Origin of snow pellets

First recorded in 1940–45


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Science definitions for snow pellet

snow pellet

See graupel.
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