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Word of the Week: Nivean
December 10, 2021 by High Park Nature Centre

Welcome to Word of the Week! Stay tuned for a new word each week to amp up your nature vocabulary!

Word of the week is Nivean [NI+VEE+UHN] (adjective): snowy, relating to snow. It surely has been getting more niveous as we head further into December. Another fun derivative of this word is the word subnivean, situated or occurring under the snow. The environment between fallen snow and the ground it rests on, often inhabited by hibernal creatures, is referred to as the subnivean environment.

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