snowcap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snowcap a covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snowcap (Zoöl) A very small humming bird (Microchæra albocoronata) native of New Grenada.☞ The feathers of the top of the head are white and snining, the body blue black with a purple and bronzy luster. The name is applied also to Microchæra parvirostris of Central America, which is similar in color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snowcap A humming-bird of the genus Microchæra, having a snowy cap. There are two species, M. albocoronata and M. parvirostris, the former of Veragua, the latter of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, both of minute size (2½ inches long). The character of the white crown is unique among the Trochilidæ.
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Usage

In literature:

Above the snowcapped heights hung masses of heavy clouds.
"At the Earth's Core" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Above the snowcapped heights hung masses of heavy clouds.
"At the Earth's Core" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
However that may be, I saw the snowcap on the planet Mars quite plain; and it is satisfactory to me so far.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
Moreover, this street led my eye to great snowcapped mountains, and I stopped short in my tracks, for I realized they were the Arizona peaks.
"The Young Forester" by Zane Grey
The snowcapped tips glistened and grew higher, and stood out in startling relief.
"The Last of the Plainsmen" by Zane Grey
The silence of the snowcapped mountains chilled her.
"The Women of the French Salons" by Amelia Gere Mason
Here one is afforded a perfect view of the Lake and its snowcapped ranges east and south.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
The heart freezes upon the snowcapped summit of a mountain of learning.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864" by Various
And far, far away the serene snowcaps!
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
The white snowcaps had gone.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Dry the streams from snowcapped mountain, Yet this stream shall fuller grow.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
There was nothing but scarred, snowcapped mountain peaks.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
Even in hottest summer, I can always see the snowcapped mountains before me.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
There was but a slope to descend, a sheltered cove to reach, and Snowcap would be given back to his kindred.
"Told In The Hills" by Marah Ellis Ryan
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In news:

The city of Jackson Hole, Wyoming sits surrounded by the natural wonder of some of the world's most spectacular snowcapped mountains, the Grand Teton s.
From Slovakia's snowcapped High Tatra Mountain Range comes a spirited spin on the most traditional of beverages – tea.
Snowcap vanishing from Mount Kilimanjaro .
Nestled amid snowcapped Andean peaks, Ecuador's capital has long been overlooked.
Alta's "snowcapped" 75th anniversary brew.
Snowcap vanishing from Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Business An eight-year-old, 5,000-square-foot water-ski shop resting in the shadows of snowcapped peaks and whispering pines.
Centennial students help out at SnowCap.
It's the inspiring Sawtooth Valley where snowcapped peaks jut into chilly skies and the Salmon River struggles through the deep drifts of the season.
Annually, enthusiasts from around the world flock to the town nestled in the majestic, snowcapped Rocky Mountains.
Amid snowcapped mountains, the warm waters of Kelly Warm Springs host a resident population of tropical aquatic life year-round.
Morocco is a beautiful and varied country, from the seaside of Essaouira to the Berber villages in the snowcapped High Atlas Mountains, with a wealth of souks, medinas, mosques, and palaces in between.
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