9 Grammatical Pitfalls
"field of granular snow, firn," 1843, from French névé (19c.), probably from Savoyard névi "mass of snow," from Latin nivem (nominative nix) "snow" (cf. French neige), from PIE root *sneigwh- "snow, to snow" (see snow (n.)).
The upper part of a glacier, consisting of hardened snow.
The granular snow typically found in such a field.