tapioca-snow

tapioca snow

noun
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snow pellets

noun
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:
1940–45

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