February 21, 2019

Niveous (ni·v/ǐ/ˌəs), a. Also 7 niuious, nivious. [ad L. niveus, f. niv-, nix snow.] Snowy, resembling snow.

1623 Cockeram II, White as snow, niuious.

1646 Sir T. Browne Pseud. Ep. 338 Cinaber becomes red .. which otherwise presents a pure and niveous white.

1800 Hurdis Fav. Village 1 13 Cottage and steeple in the niveous stole of Winter trimly dressed.

1826 Kirby & Sp. Entomol. xlvi. IV. 278 Niveous, the pure unblended white of snow.

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