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glacé

[gla-sey] /glæˈseɪ/
1.
frosted or iced, as cake.
2.
candied, as fruits.
adjective
3.
4.
finished with a gloss, as kid or silk.
verb (used with object), glacéed, glacéing.
5.
to make glacé.
Origin of glacé
1840-1850
1840-50; < French, past participle of glacer to freeze, derivative of glace ice < Latin glaciēs
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Examples from the Web for glacé
Historical Examples
  • Nora smiled and half cried at once, and then discreetly turned to order half a pound of glacé cherries.

    Strange Stories Grant Allen
  • Thus it is on the East Side, where the heart of pharmacy is not glacé.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • No one spoke nor stirred until the brown old doctor returned, carrying a pair of glacé kid boots.

  • This pattern may also be worked on glacé silk with purse silk.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • After weaving they are cross-dyed or redyed to give solid colors and glacé effects.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • Sometimes applied to glacé silk, or cotton two-toned effects.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • The thimble, cotton, and ribbon are worked in appliqué with glacé silk.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
British Dictionary definitions for glacé

glacé

/ˈɡlæsɪ/
adjective
1.
crystallized or candied: glacé cherries
2.
covered in icing
3.
(of leather, silk, etc) having a glossy finish
4.
(mainly US) frozen or iced
verb -cés, -céing, -céed
5.
(transitive) to ice or candy (cakes, fruits, etc)
Word Origin
C19: from French glacé, literally: iced, from glacer to freeze, from glace ice, from Latin glaciēs
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Word Origin and History for glacé

glace

adj.

"having a smooth, polished surface," 1847, from French glacé, past participle of glacer "to ice, give a gloss to," from Vulgar Latin *glaciare "to turn or make into ice," from Latin glacies "ice" (see glacial).

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