blue ice

blue ice
1. : clean compact ice formed in glaciers by recrystallization of snow, often in bands presumably along shear zones
2. : coarsely crystallized ice on the surface of some seas and lakes — compare black ice, white ice

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the oldest and densest ice in a glacier, distinguished by a pale-blue color.

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n. clean, dense ice of a vivid blue color, formed in glaciers by the recrystallization of snow

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