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[From Western Shoshone pakenappeh : pakena-, fog (akin to Cahuilla páxiš, fog, both Shoshone and Cahuilla from earlier *pa-ki-, perhaps ultimately from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *pā-, water) + -ppeh, suffix for stative nouns or nouns considered to be in an inalterable state.]


(Physical Geography) an icy winter fog
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Noun1.pogonip - a dense winter fog containing ice particles
fog - droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground
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Known out west by the charming name of pogonip, it was also called, more appropriately, white death.
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