noun Geology.
a large and relatively permanent expanse of snow.

1835–45; snow + field Unabridged
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snowfield (ˈsnəʊˌfiːld)
a large area of permanent snow

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snowfield   (snō'fēld')  Pronunciation Key 
A large expanse of snow, usually with a smooth and uniform surface, and especially at the head of a glacier.
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