Meteorol. a kind of precipitation consisting of brittle, white ice particles having a snowlike structure; soft hail
Origin of graupelGerman from graupeln, to sleet from graupelein, diminutive of graupe, hulled barley, granule of ice from Slav, as in Pol, Serbian krupa, kernel of grain, hail from Indo-European an unverified form kreup-, scab, fragment (from source Old Norse hrufa, scale) from base an unverified form kreu-, to break from source rue
Precipitation consisting of snow pellets.
Origin of graupelGerman Graupel diminutive of Graupe hulled grain probably of Slavic origin Russian krupa groats
(countable and uncountable, plural graupels)