subnivean

adjective

sub·​niv·​e·​an
¦səb¦nivēən
: situated or occurring under the snow
subnivean burrows and runwaysW. A. Fuller

Word History

Etymology

from sub- + Latin niveus of snow + English -an

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“Subnivean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subnivean. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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