- glacial valley,
- glacier bay,
- glacier cream,
- glacier lily,
- glacier milk,
- glacier national park
Origin of glacier
Examples from the Web for glaciers
The glaciers are melting because snowfall is decreasing and temperatures are rising—bad news for wolverines.Who Will Save the Wolverine? Not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|Doug Peacock|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The route gives spectacular views of Copper River, as well as the surrounding mountains, glaciers, and wild flowers.
India and Pakistan will face a crisis as the glaciers that feed the Indus River shrink and disappear.
These glaciers store water during the rainy season and release it as runoff in the dry season.
Temperatures are rising, icecaps and glaciers are melting, and extreme weather is more frequent and intense.
On over the crags and glaciers Tarrano guided their frail flying platform.Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings
If among the glaciers, he hastens to the valley below, where he finds the villages in commotion.
Longer and colder winters with shorter and hotter summers would seem more adapted to the growth of glaciers.Human Origins|Samuel Laing
The Alps have the avalanche, “the thunderbolt of snow,” and the glaciers, those icy Niagaras so beautiful and grand.
The Alpine glaciers move—that is granted, now, by everybody.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for glacier
1744, from French glacier, from Savoy dialect glacière "moving mass of ice," from Old French glace "ice," from Vulgar Latin glacia (cf. Old Provençal glassa, Italian ghiaccia), from Latin glacies (see glacial).
A large mass of ice formed over many years that does not melt during the summer. Glaciers move slowly over an area of land such as a mountain valley.