red snow

noun

: snow colored by various airborne dusts or by a growth of algae (as of the genus Chlamydomonas) that contain red pigment and live in the upper layer of snow
also : an alga causing red snow

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red snow was in 1678

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“Red snow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20snow. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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