from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dessert made of finely crushed ice that has been sweetened and flavored.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ordinary frozen water, especially when a distinction needs to be made from other frozen substances
  • n. A dessert made from crushed ice that has been sweetened and flavoured

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a confection consisting of water sweetened, flavored (usually with a fruit syrup), and frozen.
  • Water flavored, sweetened, and frozen, to be eaten as a confection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ice formed by freezing part of a body of water: contrasted with snow-ice, glacier-ice, névé, firn.
  • n. A preparation of water and sugar, flavored and frozen; a sherbet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. water frozen in the solid state
  • n. an ice containing no milk but having a mushy consistency; usually made from fruit juice


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  • If I wanted a shot at doing the climb today, I would have to climb this curtain of water ice with a single ice axe and general mountaineering crampons—not my preferred ice-climbing equipment.

    127 Hours

  • Those four points you see in the equatorial regiontheyre clouds of water ice crystals over the four largest volcanoes in Tharsis.

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