corn snow


: granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Harvesting sweet springtime corn snow during long days in the mountains is one of my greatest outdoor joys. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 24 Apr. 2021 A true spring day is all about corn snow, which is common in the spring because of the freezing and thawing patterns. Roger Sands, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2022 Conditions ranging from powder to slushy corn snow are on offer well into April in many states, and best of all, most of the midwinter crowds are now gone. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 8 Apr. 2021 First Miatke dropped in, then Blote and his daughter, carving turns in the skiable corn snow. John Nelson,, 18 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corn snow was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Corn snow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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