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pancake ice

[ pan-keyk ahys ]
/ ˈpæn keɪk ˌaɪs /
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noun
a grouping of circular, flat pieces of ice with raised rims, formed by the accumulation of frazil and slush on the surface water of seas and large lakes: They call the pancake ice this far north “the lily pads of the Arctic,” which is perfectly descriptive.
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Origin of pancake ice

First recorded in 1810–20; cf. ice pancake
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British Dictionary definitions for pancake ice

pancake ice

noun
thin slabs of newly formed ice in polar seas
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