from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Snow on which red-pigmented algae have grown, commonly found in Arctic and Alpine regions.
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snowthat has a redtint, commonly found in the Arcticarea.
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reesetee commented on the word red snow
Also known as watermelon snow, an effect that occurs as a result of reddish-colored snow algae. Here's an example.
September 24, 2007