from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Snow on which red-pigmented algae has grown, commonly found in Arctic and Alpine regions.
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- n. snow that has a red tint, commonly found in the Arctic area.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga (Protococcus nivalis) which produces large patches of scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions.
- n. See under Red.
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To M. Vogt fell the microscopic study of the red snow and the organic life contained in it; to M. Nicolet, the flora of the glaciers and the surrounding rocks; to M. Desor, the glacial phenomena proper, including those of the moraines.