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

snow′capped′ adj.
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(Physical Geography) a cap of snow, as on the top of a mountain
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a layer of snow forming a cap on or covering the top of something, as a mountain peak or ridge.
snow′capped`, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snowcap - a covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)snowcap - a covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
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Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans have shrunk until they cover but a third of its surface, and as its slow seasons change huge snowcaps gather and melt about either pole and periodically inundate its temperate zones.
There is scarcely any natural environment, from the Amazon to Australia, where the hazards we have introduced are unseen -- take microplastics, now known to be almost ubiquitous, or the dark stains of soot we have left upon the Arctic snowcap, in places where humans have never trodden but our footprints are clearly visible.
Michael Zhu, General Manager of leading Canadian souvenir company Snowcap Trading Company Ltd, said that North American consumers are increasingly favouring gifts made from eco-friendly materials.
It causes excessive moisture, which can lead to mold formation and, in climates where heating is prevalent, the melting of the snowcap and the ensuing buildup of ice dams (kitchen fans also discharge grease that can create a fire risk).
Tsering disclosed, however, that despite the collective efforts of women to preserve their forests, climate-change impact has lessened food production in the region because of erratic rainfall and the disappearance of snowcap in their mountains that feed rivers of the forests.
CREDITORS' MEETING In the matter of COMPANIES ACT 2014 and In the matter of SNOWCAP MUSHROOMS LIMITED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 587 of the Companies Act 2014, that a Meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at Treacys Oakwood Hotel, Airport Road, Shannon, Co.
A traditional off-white snowcap embedded in coral red precious resin crowns the writing instrument.
In the past, geologists have disagreed about what to include in their calculations: Should the summit's snowcap be included?
Four high-temperature sites called Rogers Ruins, Roman Ruins, Satanic Mills, and Tsukushi and a low-temperature (6[degrees]C) site called Snowcap were identified in this field [42, 45].
Just before serving, spoon over a little double cream as a snowcap. Finally, a true showstopper that takes more time than real effort: a berry stripy trifle.
Although the amount of snow does vary throughout the year, the mountain completely losing its white snowcap looks unusual.
A traditional off-white snowcap, embedded in coral red precious resin, crowns the writing instrument.