Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina



  • A large body of ice which flows under its own mass, usually downhill.


  • Borrowed from French glacier, from Franco-Proven├žal glacier, derived from glace + -ier, (cf. also Medieval Latin glaciarium), derived from Vulgar Latin *glacia, from Latin glacies ("ice"), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- ("to be cold, to freeze").

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