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snowcap

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnəʊkap
 
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Definition of snowcap in English:

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

Derivatives

snow-capped

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The snow-capped peaks of winter can still be present, but September heralds the start of a stunning time of open gardens and flower festivals as the state celebrates the coming of the season.
  • For these green river flats, ringed by high snow-capped mountains, are the birthplace of Australia's only own, unique cattle breed, the Murray Grey.
  • It is a journey to the snow-capped mountains that takes one to breathtaking heights and tests one's grit and determination.

Words that rhyme with snowcap

toecap

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