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Snowy or resembling snow:‘all seemed to shimmer and slip away into a niveous haze, as if a fog was rising from some realm beneath the floor’
- ‘And the niveous winter gleam, although polished, could never radiate the warmth of your smile.’
- ‘His interpretation of the crystalline clearness and the niveous winter air is individual and exceptional. His most successful work thus far is along.’
Early 17th century: from Latin niveus (from nix, niv- snow) + -ous.
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