névé

noun
né·​vé | \ nā-ˈvā How to pronounce névé (audio) \

Definition of névé

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

First Known Use of névé

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for névé

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

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“Névé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/n%C3%A9v%C3%A9. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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