\\ˈnivēəs\ adjective
Etymology: Latin niveus, from niv-, nix snow
: of or relating to snow : resembling snow (as in whiteness) : snowy

niveous rock

a niveous landscape

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  • Niveous — Niv e*ous, a. [L. niveus, fr. nix, nivis, snow.] Snowy; resembling snow; partaking of the qualities of snow. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • niveous — [niv′ē əs] adj. [L niveus, snowy: see NIVAL] snowy; snowlike …   English World dictionary

  • niveous — adj. [L. niveus, snow] Resembling the color of snow …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • niveous — /niv ee euhs/, adj. resembling snow, esp. in whiteness; snowy. [1615 25; < L niveus snowy, snow white, of, from snow, equiv. to niv (s. of nix) snow + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • niveous — adjective /ˈnɪviəs/ Snowy; resembling snow …   Wiktionary

  • niveous — snowy; white Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • niveous — [ nɪvɪəs] adjective literary snowy; like snow. Origin C17: from L. niveus (from nix, niv snow ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • niveous — niv·e·ous …   English syllables

  • niveous — Snow like or resembling snow …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • niveous — /ˈnɪviəs/ (say niveeuhs) adjective snowy; resembling snow. {Latin niveus} …  

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