I think you mean graupel. Although I really don't know what you might be wrestling with out there.
You are probably right. There are no doubt many other things that I thought I meant right when I actually ended up meaning them wrong, usually by accident. It pays to not pay too close attention to anything I right or sai.
And just a little while ago that was all borne out when I could not even remember my phone number right! The saving grace was that I knew the number I was giving was wrong, so I could tell the folks that asked for it that "here's my number, but it's not right, it's grapple."
This particular word has a connection for me: Nancy did graduate work in atmospheric science at CSU, focusing on graupel.
That is not possible. CSU is in the banana belt, almost Caribbean in nature. They don't even get cold rain down there, let alone frozen stuff like graupel. It's so warm down there, the restaurants even have to import all their ice.
And they have to export their atmospheric scientists to Steamboat.
Wax techs hate graupel. No way to find reasonable kick.