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névé

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noun né·vé \nā-ˈvā\

Definition of névé

  1. :  the partially compacted granular snow that forms the surface part of the upper end of a glacier; broadly :  a field of granular snow



Origin of névé

French dialect (Swiss), from Vulgar Latin *nivatum, from Latin niv-, nix snow — more at snow


First Known Use: 1843


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