Serac Definition

sə-răk, sā-
noun
A pointed mass or pinnacle of ice in or near a crevasse of a glacier.
Webster's New World
A large pointed mass of ice in a glacier isolated by intersecting crevasses.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Serac

Noun

Singular:
serac
Plural:
seracs

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

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