pogonip

pogonip

[pog-uh-nip]
noun
an ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; < Shoshone paγɨnappɨh thunder cloud; compare soγovaγɨnappɨh fog (with soγo- earth), yaγumpaγɨnappih fog (with yaγun- valley)

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pogonip

noun
a dense winter fog containing ice particles [syn: ice fog
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