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glace

[glas] /glæs/
noun, Canadian (chiefly Montreal).
1.
ice placed in a drink to cool it.
Origin
< Canadian French, French: ice; see glacé

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
1840-50; < French, past participle of glacer to freeze, derivative of glace ice < Latin glaciēs
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  • Stir in demi-glace and any juices from baking dish and bring to a boil over moderately high heat.
  • It is a piece of slag, and anyone familiar with meteorites will recognize it as slag with the barest glace.
  • The grilled roast duck with port-wine demi-glace is outstanding.
British Dictionary definitions for glace

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 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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