snowfield

[ snoh-feeld ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌfild /
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noun Geology.

a large and relatively permanent expanse of snow.

Origin of snowfield

First recorded in 1835–45; snow + field
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British Dictionary definitions for snowfield

snowfield

/ (ˈsnəʊˌfiːld) /

noun

a large area of permanent snow

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Science definitions for snowfield

snowfield

[ snōfēld′ ]

A large expanse of snow, usually with a smooth and uniform surface, and especially at the head of a glacier.

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