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[ver-glah] /vɛrˈglɑ/
noun, plural verglases
[ver-glah, -glahz] /vɛrˈglɑ, -ˈglɑz/ (Show IPA)
glaze (def 17).
Origin of verglas
1800-10; < French; Old French verre-glaz literally, glass-ice, equivalent to verre glass (< Latin vitrum) + glaz ice (< Late Latin glacia; see glacial) Unabridged
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  • The French, in whose capital it is said to be even more frequent, call it verglas.

    A Letter Book George Saintsbury
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noun (pl) -glases (-ɡlɑː; -ɡlɑːz)
a thin film of ice on rock
Word Origin
from Old French verre-glaz glass-ice, from verre glass (from Latin vitrum) + glaz ice (from Late Latin glacia, from Latin glaciēs)
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