red snow
noun Date: 1678 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

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  • Red snow — Snow Snow, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r, snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn[ o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. sn[ e]gas, Russ. snieg , Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red snow — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red Snow — This article is about the nuclear weapon Red Snow. Red Snow is also a type of snow algae. Red Snow is also the title of a 1986 episode of The Twilight Zone which starred George Dzundza and Victoria Tennant. Red Snow was a British thermonuclear… …   Wikipedia

  • red snow — noun 1. : snow colored by various airborne dusts or by the growth of various algae (as the flagellate Chlamydomonas nivalis) that contain red pigment and live in the upper layer of snow in arctic and alpine regions 2. : an alga causing red snow …   Useful english dictionary

  • red snow — snow that has acquired a red color either from airborne particles of red dust or from a type of alga that contains a red pigment. [1670 80] * * * ▪ biology       snow or ice surfaces, usually overlying soil on mountains, that are coloured by… …   Universalium

  • red snow — noun snow that has a red tint, commonly found in the Arctic area. See Also: blue snow …   Wiktionary

  • Red Snow (The Twilight Zone) — Infobox Television episode Title = Red Snow Series = The Twilight Zone Caption = Season = 1 Episode = 52 Airdate = March 21, 1986 Production = Writer = Michael Cassutt Director = Jeannot Szwarc Guests = George Dzundza : Colonel Ilyanov Barry… …   Wikipedia

  • Blood Red, Snow White — Infobox Book | name = Blood Red, Snow White image caption = First edition, 2007 author = Marcus Sedgwick country = U.K. language = English genre = Historical novel publisher = Orion Children s Books pub date = 6 August 2007 pages = 320pp Blood… …   Wikipedia

  • Snow — Snow, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r, snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn[ o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. sn[ e]gas, Russ. snieg , Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr. acc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snow bunting — Snow Snow, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r, snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn[ o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. sn[ e]gas, Russ. snieg , Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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