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snow

  

      n  
1    precipitation from clouds in the form of flakes of ice crystals formed in the upper atmosphere  
   Related adj       niveous  
2    a layer of snowflakes on the ground  
3    a fall of such precipitation  
4    anything resembling snow in whiteness, softness, etc.  
5    the random pattern of white spots on a television or radar screen, produced by noise in the receiver and occurring when the signal is weak or absent  
6    Slang   cocaine  
7       See       carbon dioxide snow  
      vb  
8    intr; with: it as subject   to be the case that snow is falling  
9    tr; usually passive, foll by over, under, in, or up   to cover or confine with a heavy fall of snow  
10    often with it as subject   to fall or cause to fall as or like snow  
11    tr     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to deceive or overwhelm with elaborate often insincere talk  
   See       snow job  
12    be snowed under   to be overwhelmed, esp. with paperwork  
     (Old English snaw; related to Old Norse snjor, Gothic snaiws, Old High German sneo, Greek nipha)  
  snowless      adj  
  snowlike      adj  


carbon dioxide snow  
      n   solid carbon dioxide, used as a refrigerant  
corn snow  
      n     (Skiing)     (U.S. and Canadian)   granular snow formed by alternate freezing and thawing  
glory-of-the-snow  
      n   a small W Asian liliaceous plant, Chionodoxa luciliae, cultivated for its early-blooming blue flowers  
Snow  
      n   C(harles) P(ercy), Baron. 1905--80, British novelist and physicist. His novels include the series Strangers and Brothers (1949--70)  
snow-blind  
      adj   temporarily unable to see or having impaired vision because of the intense reflection of sunlight from snow  
  snow blindness      n  
snow bridge  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a mass of snow bridging a crevasse, sometimes affording a risky way across it  
snow bunting  
      n   a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of northern and arctic regions, having a white plumage with dark markings on the wings, back, and tail  
snow cave  
      n     (Mountaineering)      another name for       snow hole  
snow devil  
      n     (Canadian)   a whirling column of snow  
snow fence  
      n   a portable wire-and-paling fence erected to prevent snow from drifting across a road, drive, ski run, etc.  
snow goose  
      n   a North American goose, Anser hyperboreus (or Chen hyperborea or A. caerulescens), having a white plumage with black wing tips  
snow grass  
      n  
1      (Austral)   any of various grey-green grasses of the genus Poa, of SE Australian mountain regions  
2      (N.Z.)   any of various hill and high-country grasses of the genus Danthonia  
snow gum  
      n      another name for       sallee  
     (so called because it grows at high altitude)  
snow hole  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a shelter dug in deep usually drifted snow,   (Also called)    snow cave  
snow-in-summer  
      n      another name for       dusty miller       1  
     (C19: so called from the appearance of its flowers)  
snow job  
      n  
Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk  
snow leopard  
      n   a large feline mammal, Panthera uncia, of mountainous regions of central Asia, closely related to the leopard but having a long pale brown coat marked with black rosettes,   (Also called)    ounce  
snow line  
      n   the altitudinal or latitudinal limit of permanent snow  
snow-on-the-mountain  
      n   a North American euphorbiaceous plant, Euphorbia marginata, having white-edged leaves and showy white bracts surrounding small flowers  
snow plant  
      n   a saprophytic plant, Sarcodes sanguinea, of mountain pine forests of W North America, having a fleshy scaly reddish stalk, no leaves, and pendulous scarlet flowers that are often produced before the snow melts: family Monotropaceae  
snow tyre  
      n   a motor vehicle tyre with deep treads and ridges to give improved grip on snow and ice  
snow-white  
      adj  
1    white as snow  
2    pure as white snow  
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Snow  
      n   C(harles) P(ercy), Baron. 1905--80, British novelist and physicist. His novels include the series Strangers and Brothers (1949--70)  


carbon dioxide snow  
      n   solid carbon dioxide, used as a refrigerant  
corn snow  
      n     (Skiing)     (U.S. and Canadian)   granular snow formed by alternate freezing and thawing  
glory-of-the-snow  
      n   a small W Asian liliaceous plant, Chionodoxa luciliae, cultivated for its early-blooming blue flowers  
snow  
      n  
1    precipitation from clouds in the form of flakes of ice crystals formed in the upper atmosphere  
   Related adj       niveous  
2    a layer of snowflakes on the ground  
3    a fall of such precipitation  
4    anything resembling snow in whiteness, softness, etc.  
5    the random pattern of white spots on a television or radar screen, produced by noise in the receiver and occurring when the signal is weak or absent  
6    Slang   cocaine  
7       See       carbon dioxide snow  
      vb  
8    intr; with: it as subject   to be the case that snow is falling  
9    tr; usually passive, foll by over, under, in, or up   to cover or confine with a heavy fall of snow  
10    often with it as subject   to fall or cause to fall as or like snow  
11    tr     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to deceive or overwhelm with elaborate often insincere talk  
   See       snow job  
12    be snowed under   to be overwhelmed, esp. with paperwork  
     (Old English snaw; related to Old Norse snjor, Gothic snaiws, Old High German sneo, Greek nipha)  
  snowless      adj  
  snowlike      adj  
snow-blind  
      adj   temporarily unable to see or having impaired vision because of the intense reflection of sunlight from snow  
  snow blindness      n  
snow bridge  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a mass of snow bridging a crevasse, sometimes affording a risky way across it  
snow bunting  
      n   a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of northern and arctic regions, having a white plumage with dark markings on the wings, back, and tail  
snow cave  
      n     (Mountaineering)      another name for       snow hole  
snow devil  
      n     (Canadian)   a whirling column of snow  
snow fence  
      n   a portable wire-and-paling fence erected to prevent snow from drifting across a road, drive, ski run, etc.  
snow goose  
      n   a North American goose, Anser hyperboreus (or Chen hyperborea or A. caerulescens), having a white plumage with black wing tips  
snow grass  
      n  
1      (Austral)   any of various grey-green grasses of the genus Poa, of SE Australian mountain regions  
2      (N.Z.)   any of various hill and high-country grasses of the genus Danthonia  
snow gum  
      n      another name for       sallee  
     (so called because it grows at high altitude)  
snow hole  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a shelter dug in deep usually drifted snow,   (Also called)    snow cave  
snow-in-summer  
      n      another name for       dusty miller       1  
     (C19: so called from the appearance of its flowers)  
snow job  
      n  
Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk  
snow leopard  
      n   a large feline mammal, Panthera uncia, of mountainous regions of central Asia, closely related to the leopard but having a long pale brown coat marked with black rosettes,   (Also called)    ounce  
snow line  
      n   the altitudinal or latitudinal limit of permanent snow  
snow-on-the-mountain  
      n   a North American euphorbiaceous plant, Euphorbia marginata, having white-edged leaves and showy white bracts surrounding small flowers  
snow plant  
      n   a saprophytic plant, Sarcodes sanguinea, of mountain pine forests of W North America, having a fleshy scaly reddish stalk, no leaves, and pendulous scarlet flowers that are often produced before the snow melts: family Monotropaceae  
snow tyre  
      n   a motor vehicle tyre with deep treads and ridges to give improved grip on snow and ice  
snow-white  
      adj  
1    white as snow  
2    pure as white snow  

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