Tuesday, June 15, 2010

virga:Rain or snow that evaporates before hitting the ground.


virga

PRONUNCIATION:
(VUHR-guh)

MEANING:
noun: Rain or snow that evaporates before hitting the ground.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin virga (rod, streak).

USAGE:
"Macduff Everton's images are so physical and tactile, you can nearly feel the moisture in the virga."
Len Jenshel; 25 All-Time Best Photo Books; National Geographic Traveler (Washington, DC); Jan/Feb 2005.

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