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Nov 3, 2020
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cushy
pogonip
pishogue
zarf
picaro

pogonip
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pogonip

PRONUNCIATION:
(POG-uh-nip)

MEANING:
noun: A dense winter fog having ice particles.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Shoshone paγinappih (cloud). Earliest documented use: 1860.

USAGE:
“The valley floor is covered with a blanket of snow, the trees glisten with the shimmering ice crystals of pogonip and the holiday season is almost over.”
Wendy Hanson Mazet; Live Christmas Tree After-Care; Reno Gazette-Journal (Nevada); Dec 28, 2013.

See more usage examples of pogonip in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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