Graupel meaning

groupəl
Precipitation consisting of snow pellets.
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A kind of precipitation consisting of brittle, white ice particles having a snowlike structure; soft hail.
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(uncountable) A precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.
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A small, white ice particle that falls as precipitation and breaks apart easily when it lands on a surface.
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(countable) The result of this process, a small ball of rime.
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Origin of graupel

  • German Graupel diminutive of Graupe hulled grain probably of Slavic origin Russian krupa groats

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from German Graupel.

    From Wiktionary