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Related to snow pellets: Groppel
snow pellets[′snō ‚pel·əts]
Precipitation consisting of white, opaque, approximately round (sometimes conical) ice particles which have a snowlike structure and are about 2 to 5 millimeters in diameter; snow pellets are crisp and easily crushed, differing in this respect from snow grains, and they rebound when they fall on a hard surface and often break up. Also known as graupel; soft hail; tapioca snow.
The precipitation of white and opaque grains of ice. These grains are spherical or sometimes conical; their diameter is about 0.1 to 0.2 in (2–5 mm).