Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A perlid insect or kind of stone-fly which appears on the snow, as Perla nivicola of Fitch. The common snow-fly of New York is Capnia pygmæa, which is black with gray hairs.
- n. A neuropterous insect of the family Panorpidæ and genus Boreus, as B. nivoribundus, which appears on the snow in northerly parts of the United States. Also called springtail.
- n. A wingless dipterous insect of the family Tipulidæ and genus Chionea, as C. valga, occurring under similar circumstances. Also snow-gnat.
- n. A snow-gnat.
- n. A snow-flea.
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