snowfield

[ snoh-feeld ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌfild /

noun Geology.

a large and relatively permanent expanse of snow.

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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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Scientific 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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