I would like to compare the two adjectives niveus and nivosus derived from nix, "snow". My prior understanding of these words was that niveus is "snow-white" and nivosus is "snowy", but L&S tells me that also niveus means "snowy".
My guess is that niveus means that there is snow without commenting on the amount, whereas nivosus means that there is a lot of snow. Is this guess correct?
Does some dictionary offer a comparison of these two adjectives? Is there some example (artificial if original ones are not available) that contrasts niveus and nivosus?