from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To snow on; cover with snow, or as if with snow.
  • v. To scatter like snow.
  • v. To whiten.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To scatter like snow; to cover thick, as with snow flakes.
  • transitive v. To cover with snow; to whiten with snow, or as with snow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover with or as with snow; whiten.


From Middle English besnewen, from Old English besnīwian ("to cover with snow"), equivalent to be- +‎ snow. Cognate with Dutch besneeuwen ("to snow, snow in"), German bescheien ("to cover with snow"). (Wiktionary)


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