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water ice

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  1. ice formed by direct freezing of fresh or salt water, and not by compacting of snow.
  2. 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

Historical Examples

  • Also for ice-cream or water-ice, when oranges are not to be had.

    Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book

    Eliza Leslie

  • A water-ice ice-cap said that there were no poisonous gases in the planet's atmosphere.

    Planet of Dread

    Murray Leinster

  • The precise moment when a water-ice becomes simple is when it is smoothly slipped into a long-stemmed sherbet glass.

  • Sulfur dioxide or chlorine, for example, would not allow the formation of water-ice.

    Planet of Dread

    Murray Leinster

  • The water-ice was frozen in moulds, in the form of fruit, and suitably coloured.

British Dictionary definitions for water ice

water ice

  1. an ice cream made from a frozen sugar syrup flavoured with fruit juice or purée; sorbet
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