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- n. A large, smothering, and destructive blizzard.
Humorous alteration of conflagration, the -flagr- having been substituted with Latin nix ("snow"). (Wiktionary)
As we have never had a rainbow to assure us that the world shall not be snowed to death, I thought last night was the general connixation.