noun po·lyn·ya \ˌpä-lən-ˈyä\
plural polynyas also po·lyn·yi \-ˈyē\

Definition of POLYNYA

:  an area of open water in sea ice

Origin of POLYNYA

Russian polyn'ya
First Known Use: 1853


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