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Saturday, January 03, 2015

Definitions for niveous

  1. resembling snow, especially in whiteness; snowy.

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Citations for niveous
You contemplate all the hours you sat attentive and alert on the flight deck, and how you never grew less enamored of the niveous white magnificence of clouds as you gazed down at them from thirty or thirty-five thousand feet. Chris Bohjalian, The Night Strangers, 2011
I have seen Arctic foxes carrying my mother's notebooks from place to place, trotting across the niveous landscape, the pages flapping with every step. Alison Baker, How I Came West, and Why I Stayed, 1993
Origin of niveous
1615-1625
Niveous stems from the Latin root nix, meaning "snow." -Eous is an adjectival suffix denoting that something has the nature of the stem.