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addaword.gifdefinition of brinicle

noun
an icicle-shaped spear of ice formed when hyper-salinated water (brine) descends from newly-formed sea ice on the surface, towards the sea bed below
The team's efforts were eventually rewarded with the first ever footage of a brinicle forming.
Submitted on 04/12/2011 15:47:00
Definition of brinicle from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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