noun Canadian chiefly Montreal.

ice placed in a drink to cool it.

Nearby words

  1. glabellum,
  2. glaber,
  3. glabrate,
  4. glabrescent,
  5. glabrous,
  6. glace bay,
  7. glacial,
  8. glacial acetic acid,
  9. glacial drift,
  10. glacial epoch

Origin of glace

< Canadian French, French: ice; see glacé



frosted or iced, as cake.
candied, as fruits.


finished with a gloss, as kid or silk.

verb (used with object), gla·céed, gla·cé·ing.

to make glacé.

Origin of glacé

1840–50; < French, past participle of glacer to freeze, derivative of glace ice < Latin glaciēs Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for glace



crystallized or candiedglacé cherries
covered in icing
(of leather, silk, etc) having a glossy finish
mainly US frozen or iced

verb -cés, -céing or -céed

(tr) to ice or candy (cakes, fruits, etc)

Word Origin for glacé

C19: from French glacé, literally: iced, from glacer to freeze, from glace ice, from Latin glaciēs

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Word Origin and History for glace



"having a smooth, polished surface," 1847, from French glacé, past participle of glacer "to ice, give a gloss to," from Vulgar Latin *glaciare "to turn or make into ice," from Latin glacies "ice" (see glacial).

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