verglas

[ver-glah]

Origin of verglas

1800–10; < French; Old French verre-glaz literally, glass-ice, equivalent to verre glass (< Latin vitrum) + glaz ice (< Late Latin glacia; see glacial)
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Historical Examples of verglas

  • The French, in whose capital it is said to be even more frequent, call it verglas.

    A Letter Book

    George Saintsbury


British Dictionary definitions for verglas

verglas

noun plural -glases (-ɡlɑː, -ɡlɑːz)
  1. a thin film of ice on rock

Word Origin for verglas

from Old French verre-glaz glass-ice, from verre glass (from Latin vitrum) + glaz ice (from Late Latin glacia, from Latin glaciēs)
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