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né·vé  audio  (n-v) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The upper part of a glacier where the snow turns into ice.
    1. A snow field at the head of a glacier.
    2. The granular snow typically found in such a field.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from French dialectal névi, from Vulgar Latin *nivtum, from neuter of Latin nivtus, cooled by snow, from nix, niv-, snow; see sneigwh- in Indo-European roots


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