Definition of snowcap in English:

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snowcap

Pronunciation: /ˈsnōˌkap/

noun

1A covering of snow on the top of a mountain.
Example sentences
  • Eliasson's point of focus is the ‘tongue,’ the geological term for glacial movement in which a mountain snowcap melts, runs down into, a valley and refreezes.
  • ‘We started out with about 17,’ he says after a brief hallucination in which the snowcaps of the Rockies were actually huge drifts of cocaine, ‘but we lost a bunch of people on the way.’
  • The best way to see it is on foot, along the five-day Druk Path between Paro and Thimpu, camping against a backdrop of towering snowcaps.
2A small Central American hummingbird with mainly purple plumage and a white crown.
  • Microchera albocoronata, family Trochilidae.

Words that rhyme with snowcap

toecap

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Syllabification: snow·cap

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