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Meaning of SNOWY

Pronunciation:  'snowee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  the white color of snow
  2. [adj]  covered with snow; "snow-clad hills"; "snow-covered roads"; "a long snowy winter"
  3. [adj]  marked by the presence of snow; "a white Christmas"; "the white hills of a northern winter"

SNOWY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: achromatic, covered, snow-clad, snow-covered, snow-white, white



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Snow"y\, a.
1. White like snow. ``So shows a snowy dove trooping with
   crows.'' --Shak.

2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. ``The snowy top of
   cold Olympus.'' --Milton.

3. Fig.: Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless.

         There did he lose his snowy innocence. --J. Hall

{Snowy heron} (Zo["o]l.), a white heron, or egret ({Ardea
   candidissima}), found in the Southern United States, and
   southward to Chili; -- called also {plume bird}.

{Snowy lemming} (Zo["o]l.), the collared lemming ({Cuniculus
   torquatus}), which turns white in winter.

{Snowy owl} (Zo["o]l.), a large arctic owl ({Nyctea
   Scandiaca}, or {N. nivea}) common all over the northern
   parts of the United States and Europe in winter time. Its
   plumage is sometimes nearly pure white, but it is usually
   more or less marked with blackish spots. Called also
   {white owl}.

{Snowy plover} (Zo["o]l.), a small plover ({[AE]gialitis
   nivosa}) of the western parts of the United States and
   Mexico. It is light gray above, with the under parts and
   portions of the head white.