ICICLE

icicle

(noun) ice resembling a pendent spear, formed by the freezing of dripping water

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

icicle (plural icicles)

A drooping, tapering shape of ice.

Anagrams

• cilice

Source: Wiktionary


I"ci*cle, n. Etym: [OE. isikel, AS. isgicel; is ice + gicel icicle; akin to Icel. jökull; cf. Gael. eigh ice, Ir. aigh.]

Definition: A pendent, and usually conical, mass of ice, formed by freezing of dripping water; as, the icicles on the eaves of a house.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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