- frosted or iced, as cake.
- candied, as fruits.
- finished with a gloss, as kid or silk.
- to make glacé.
Origin of glacé
1840–50; < French, past participle of glacer to freeze, derivative of glace ice < Latin glaciēs
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Related Words for glacéwaxy, glistening, shimmering, radiant, dazzling, sparkling, glowing, gleaming, incandescent, polished, luminous, shiny, glorious, splendid, burnished, silky, unsafe, icy, unstable, wet
- crystallized or candiedglacé cherries
- covered in icing
- (of leather, silk, etc) having a glossy finish
- mainly US frozen or iced
- (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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"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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