snowcap

noun
snow·​cap | \ˈsnō-ˌkap \

Definition of snowcap 

: a covering cap of snow (as on a mountain peak)

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snowcapped \ˈsnō-​ˌkapt \ adjective

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In the past, geologists have disagreed about what to include in their calculations: Should the summit’s snowcap be included? New York Times, "How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.," 3 Feb. 2018 In the past, geologists have disagreed about what to include in their calculations: Should the summit’s snowcap be included? Kai Schultz, The Seattle Times, "How tall is Mount Everest? For Nepal, it’s a touchy question," 3 Feb. 2018 White icebergs and snowcaps create frigid landscapes, blanched reefs invoke leagues under the sea, and in the center of the gallery a circular metal scaffold supports a hovering cylinder of light, the abstraction of a spaceship. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme’ Review: Survival Couture," 19 Sep. 2017 Tensile spaghetti noodles tangle among feta, Calabrian chiles, and fat chunks of bacon under a snowcap of bread crumbs, the poor man's Parmesan. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "At City Mouse, Giant conquers the Fulton Market District," 7 Sep. 2017 By the twentieth century, private winemakers were tapping runoff from the melting snowcaps of the Cascade Mountains for large-scale irrigation. Chateau Ste. Michelle, The Seattle Times, "How Washington became a major player in the wine industry," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of snowcap

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snowcap was in 1859

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