whelping ice

noun Newfoundland.

the ice on which a seal lies while giving birth in the spring.

Nearby words

  1. wheezy,
  2. whelk,
  3. whelked,
  4. whelm,
  5. whelp,
  6. when,
  7. when all's said and done,
  8. when in rome do as the romans do,
  9. when in rome, do as the romans do,
  10. when it comes to

Origin of whelping ice

First recorded in 1915–20

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