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niveous

[niv-ee-uh s] /ˈnɪv i əs/
adjective
1.
resembling snow, especially in whiteness; snowy.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin niveus snowy, snow-white, of, from snow, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix) snow + -eus -eous
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niveous

/ˈnɪvɪəs/
adjective
1.
resembling snow, esp in colour
Word Origin
C17: from Latin niveus, from nix snow
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