Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Snow covering a mountain peak, especially such snow existing year-round.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A layer of snow covering a mountain top.
  • n. A small hummingbird, Microchera albocoronata, which is a resident breeder in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A very small humming bird (Microchæra albocoronata) native of New Grenada.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A humming-bird of the genus Microchæra, having a snowy cap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)

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Examples

  • The mountain's serene, unchanging image - unchanging except for the snowcap that comes and goes with the seasons - graces everything from public bath house walls to postage stamps to currency and more!

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • God dwells in the hearts of those who love Him and fills every crevice just as the water melting from a snowcap fills the crevices of a mountain.

    Babes with a Beatitude

  • In 2004 scientists from the University of Bangor made headlines with the prediction that Snowdon might lose its snowcap altogether by 2020.

    Is the tide turning on global warming???

  • Thanks to global warming and deforestation, the millennial snowcap that was said to cover King Solomon's tomb is receding.

    Vanishing Acts

  • I've just found your blog while I was hunting for what a "snowcap mushroom" was..

    Weekend Herb Blogging #100

  • The commentator also lambasted the U Washington for splitting the difference and now advocating that the snowcap was 30%- the commentator said this was politics, not science.

    The deniers of science Part 1: Intelligent Design - The Panda's Thumb

  • The guy was claiming that a Seattle professor had been fired from his job, because he had pointed out that the snowcap was only 15% reduced in the Cascades, instead of the regularly touted 50%.

    The deniers of science Part 1: Intelligent Design - The Panda's Thumb

  • Of course, a decreased snowcap is an another indication of Global Warming.

    The deniers of science Part 1: Intelligent Design - The Panda's Thumb

  • Five-and-one-half inches of snowcap knee peek between sky brilliance of hem and sock as she turns her sensible black heel away from Dante's statue.

    Sunniva

  • Trim, tidy in her navy suit with its bowed white blouse, her snowcap of hair and no-nonsense bifocals, Mrs. Hawbaker ran the office like a Border collie ran a herd.

    Blood Brothers

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  • a New Granada hummer in its animate form.

    May 15, 2012

  • A strain of medical marijuana.

    January 15, 2010

  • Microchera albocoronata, a small hummingbird native to Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama. It is the only member of its genus.

    Here's a photo of the handsome little chap.

    March 14, 2008