a heavy winter fog containing ice particles, occurring in the valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and other mountain valleys of the W U.S.
Origin of pogonipfrom Amerindian (Shoshonean)
See ice fog.
Origin of pogonipFrom Western Shoshone pakenappeh pakena- fog ( akin to Cahuilla páxiš fog ) ( both Shoshone and Cahuilla from earlier pa-ki- ) ( perhaps ultimately from Proto-Uto-Aztecan pā- water ) -ppeh suffix for stative nouns or nouns considered to be in an inalterable state
- A ice fog which forms in valleys in the Western United States.
From Shoshone paÎ³inappih (“thunder cloud") or a related word.