corn snow
noun Date: 1935 granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing

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  • corn snow — ☆ corn snow n. snow that has melted and refrozen, as in the spring, to form coarse granules …   English World dictionary

  • corn snow — noun granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing • Hypernyms: ↑snow * * * noun : granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing called also spring corn, spring snow * * * Skiing. snow in the form of small pellets or grains… …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn snow — Skiing. snow in the form of small pellets or grains produced by the alternate melting and freezing of a snow layer. Also called corn, spring snow. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • corn snow — noun chiefly N. Amer. snow with a rough granular surface resulting from alternate thawing and freezing. Origin from corn in the dialect sense granule …   English new terms dictionary

  • Corn. — 1. Cornish. 2. Cornwall. * * * abbrev 1. Cornish 2. Cornwall * * * corn1 «krn», noun, verb. –n. 1. a kind of grain that grows on large ears; maize; Indian corn. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn´like´ — corn1 «krn», noun, verb. –n. 1. a kind of grain that grows on large ears; maize; Indian corn. 2. the plant, a species of cereal grass, that it grows on. 3. = sweet corn. (Cf. ↑sweet corn) 4. any small, hard seed or grain, especially of wheat,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn — Ⅰ. corn1 (kôrn) n. 1. a) Any of numerous cultivated forms of a widely grown, usually tall annual cereal grass (Zea mays) bearing grains or kernels on large ears. b) The grains or kernels of this plant, used as food for humans and livestock or for …   Word Histories

  • corn — corn1 /kawrn/, n. 1. Also called Indian corn; esp. technical and Brit., maize. a tall cereal plant, Zea mays, cultivated in many varieties, having a jointed, solid stem and bearing the grain, seeds, or kernels on large ears. 2. the grain, seeds,… …   Universalium

  • snow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. snowfall, snowflake, flurry; snowstorm, blizzard; snowslide, drift, avalanche; hail, sleet. v. snow in or under; swamp, flood, inundate; slang, impress, flatter, do a snow job on. See cold, flattery.… …   English dictionary for students

  • corn — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German & Old Norse korn grain, Latin granum Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly dialect a small hard particle ; grain 2. a small hard seed 3. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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