variants: or chiono- or less commonly chio-

Definition of chion-

: snow chionanthus chiolite chionodoxa

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History and Etymology for chion-

chion-, chiono- from New Latin, from Greek, from chiōn snow; chio- from German & New Latin, from Greek chiōn; akin to Greek cheimōn winter

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“Chion-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chion-. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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