from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A perlid insect or kind of stone-fly which appears on the snow, as Perla nivicola of Fitch.
  • 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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