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snow pellets

[ snoh-pel-its ]
/ ˈsnoʊ ˌpɛl ɪts /
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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.

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Also called graupel, soft hail, tapioca snow .

Origin of snow pellets

First recorded in 1940–45
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