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)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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!
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.
In 2004 scientists from the University of Bangor made headlines with the prediction that Snowdon might lose its snowcap altogether by 2020.
Thanks to global warming and deforestation, the millennial snowcap that was said to cover King Solomon's tomb is receding.
I've just found your blog while I was hunting for what a "snowcap mushroom" was..
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 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%.
Of course, a decreased snowcap is an another indication of Global Warming.
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.
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.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.