fogbow

fogbow

[fog-boh, fawg-]
noun
a bow, arc, or circle of white or yellowish hue seen in or against a fog bank; a rainbow formed by fog droplets.
Also called mistbow, seadog, white rainbow.


Origin:
1825–35; fog1 + (rain)bow

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fogbow (ˈfɒɡˌbəʊ)
 
n
seadog, Also called: white rainbow a faint arc of light sometimes seen in a fog bank

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fogbow   (fôg'bō')  Pronunciation Key 
A faint white or yellowish arc-shaped light that sometimes appears in fog opposite the Sun. A fogbow is similar to a rainbow but forms in a cloud or in fog. Also called cloudbow.
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