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- n. An early onset of winter, an early (October) cold snap, often followed by flurries of snow.
- n. A mild onset of winter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See winter.
squaw + winter. The Narragansett word squaw was applied by Europeans to a large number of unrelated things; see the Derived terms section of the entry squaw. (Wiktionary)