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Jul 21, 2017
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retral
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niveous

snowy owl
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with Anu Garg

niveous

PRONUNCIATION:
(NIV-ee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Snowy or resembling snow.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin niveus, from nix (snow). Earliest documented use: 1623.

USAGE:
“Here, wooded hills rolled gently away to a horizon wrapped in a niveous haze.”
Cecilia Dart-Thornton; The Ill-Made Mute; Warner Books; 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. -Ernest Hemingway, author and journalist, Nobel laureate (21 Jul 1899-1961)

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