graupel

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grau·pel

 (grou′pəl)
n.
Precipitation consisting of snow pellets.

[German Graupel, diminutive of Graupe, hulled grain, probably of Slavic origin; akin to Russian krupa, groats.]
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graupel

(ˈɡraʊpəl)
n
(Physical Geography) soft hail or snow pellets
[German, from Graupe, probably from Serbo-Croat krupa; related to Russian krupá peeled grain]
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