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[snoh-kap] /ˈsnoʊˌkæp/
a layer of snow forming a cap on or covering the top of something, as a mountain peak or ridge.
Origin of snowcap
First recorded in 1870-75; snow + cap1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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 Marah Ellis Ryan
  • He thought of the time when she had lain in his arms as snowcap was lying, and he had carried her over the hills in the moonlight.

    Told In The Hills Marah Ellis Ryan
  • They're easy managed now—like a lot of children, just because they shot me—when I was carrying snowcap home.

    Told In The Hills Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for snowcap


a cap of snow, as on the top of a mountain
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