- a large and relatively permanent expanse of snow.
Origin of snowfield
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Examples from the Web for snowfield
Hot passions cooled before the breath of the snowfield and the glacier.The Man
Then you saw the edge of the snowfield of Mount Sarmiento far to the south.With the Battle Fleet
For example, within a snowfield the summers remain relatively cold.Climatic Changes
Wherever, beneath the edge of a snowfield, the country shapes itself into a valley, there you will find a glacier.Peeps at Many Lands: Norway
She impatiently dried the tears from her eyes, so that she could see over the snowfield in front of the house.From a Swedish Homestead
- a large area of permanent snow
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- A large expanse of snow, usually with a smooth and uniform surface, and especially at the head of a glacier.
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