alpine glacier

noun

Definition of alpine glacier

: a glacier formed among summits and descending a mountain valley

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First Known Use of alpine glacier

1792, in the meaning defined above

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“Alpine glacier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpine%20glacier. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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