corn snow

noun Skiing.
snow in the form of small pellets or grains produced by the alternate melting and freezing of a snow layer.
Also called corn, spring snow.


Origin:
1930–35

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corn snow
 
n
(US), (Canadian) skiing granular snow formed by alternate freezing and thawing

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It may turn into melt-freeze snow, more commonly known as corn snow or spring snow.
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