The definition of a glacier is a huge mass of ice and snow that forms where snow gathers faster than it melts and flows along with water over an area of land.(noun)
An example of a glacier is the Perito Moreno in Patagonia.
See glacier in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr (orig., Savoy dial. > also Ger gletscher) < VL *glaciarium < glacia, for L glacies, ice: see glacial
See glacier in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, cold place
Origin: , from glace, ice
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *glacia
Origin: , from Latin glaciēs; see gel- in Indo-European roots.
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