formations of ice crystals on the surface of a still, slowly freezing body of water.
Also called frost flowers. delicate tufts of frost on a surface of ice or snow.


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    noun 1. (in polar regions) a belt of ice frozen to the shore, formed chiefly as a result of the rise and fall of the tides. noun 1. a narrow belt of ice permanently attached to the coast in polar regions

  • Ice-fog

    noun 1. (especially in the far north) a fog composed of minute ice crystals that form in the air in extremely cold temperatures.

  • Ice-free

    [ahys-free, -free] /ˈaɪsˈfri, -ˌfri/ adjective 1. free of ice. 2. (of a harbor or other body of water) free at all times of the year of any ice that would impede navigation.

  • Ice-front

    noun 1. the forward section or seaward edge of an ice shelf.

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