- ice formed by direct freezing of fresh or salt water, and not by compacting of snow.
- a frozen dessert, similar to sherbet, made of water, sweetener, and fruit syrup or other flavorings.
Origin of water ice
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for water ice
Also for ice-cream or water-ice, when oranges are not to be had.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
A water-ice ice-cap said that there were no poisonous gases in the planet's atmosphere.
The precise moment when a water-ice becomes simple is when it is smoothly slipped into a long-stemmed sherbet glass.Life's Minor Collisions
Sulfur dioxide or chlorine, for example, would not allow the formation of water-ice.
The water-ice was frozen in moulds, in the form of fruit, and suitably coloured.
- an ice cream made from a frozen sugar syrup flavoured with fruit juice or purée; sorbet