- ice placed in a drink to cool it.
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.
- 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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Examples from the Web for glaces
At the extremity of the town is a handsome castle, constructed on a height, with glaces as far as the walls.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
- 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)
C19: from French glacé, literally: iced, from glacer to freeze, from glace ice, from Latin glaciēs
Word Origin and History for glaces
"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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