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snow pellets

noun
1.
precipitation, usually of brief duration, consisting of crisp, white, opaque ice particles, round or conical in shape and about two to five millimeters in diameter.
Also called graupel, soft hail, tapioca snow.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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