snowcap


snowcap
noun
1》 a covering of snow on the top of a mountain.
2》 a small Central American hummingbird with mainly purple plumage and a white crown. [Microchera albocoronata.]
Derivatives
snow-capped adjective

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  • Snowcap — Male Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Snowcap — Snow cap , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A very small humming bird ({Microch[ae]ra albocoronata}) native of New Grenada. [1913 Webster] Note: The feathers of the top of the head are white and snining, the body blue black with a purple and bronzy luster. The name …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowcap — [snō′kap΄] n. a cap of snow, as on a mountain, the top of a tree, etc. snowcapped adj …   English World dictionary

  • snowcap — mikrocheros statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Microchera angl. snowcap vok. Schneekappenkolibri, m rus. снежношапочный колибри, m pranc. colibri à coiffe blanche, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji kolibriai siauresnis …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • snowcap — mikrochera statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Microchera albocoronata angl. snowcap vok. Schneekappenkolibri, m rus. снежношапочный колибри, m pranc. colibri à coiffe blanche, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mikrocheros …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • snowcap — noun Date: 1859 a covering cap of snow (as on a mountain peak) • snowcapped adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snowcap — /snoh kap /, n. a layer of snow forming a cap on or covering the top of something, as a mountain peak or ridge. [1870 75; SNOW + CAP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • snowcap — noun a) A layer of snow covering a mountain top. b) A small hummingbird, Microchera albocoronata, which is a resident breeder in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama …   Wiktionary

  • snowcap — n. covering of snow on a mountaintop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snowcap — snow•cap [[t]ˈsnoʊˌkæp[/t]] n. mer a layer of snow forming a cap on or covering the top of something, as a mountain peak or ridge • Etymology: 1870–75 snow′capped , adj …   From formal English to slang


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