Serac meaning

sə-răk, sā-
A large pointed mass of ice in a glacier isolated by intersecting crevasses.
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A large pointed mass of ice in a glacier isolated by intersecting crevasses.
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A pointed mass or pinnacle of ice in or near a crevasse of a glacier.
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A sharp ridge of ice between crevasses of a glacier.
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Origin of serac

  • French sérac strong cheese made from whey, serac (from the resemblance of glaciers with many seracs to unpressed cheese curds) alteration of French dialectal (Savoy and Switzerland) seraz, sérē from Vulgar Latin serāceum whey cheese from Latin serum whey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French sérac strong cheese made from whey, serac (from the resemblance of glaciers with many seracs to unpressed cheese curds) alteration of French dialectal (Savoy and Switzerland) seraz, sérē from Vulgar Latin serāceum whey cheese from Latin serum whey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition