from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See snow pellet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.
- n. The result of this process, a small ball of rime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of soft hail or half-melted snow or sleet.
German Graupel, diminutive of Graupe, hulled grain, probably of Slavic origin; akin to Russian krupa, groats.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from German Graupel. (Wiktionary)