/pog"euh nip/, n.
an ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.
[1860-65, Amer.; < Shoshone paginappih thunder cloud; cf. SOGOVAGINAPPIH fog (with sogo- earth), yagumpaginappih fog (with yagun- valley)]

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