Meaning of cryoconite in English:

cryoconite

(also cryokonite, kryoconite, kryokonite)

noun

Geology
  • A grey sediment found at the bottom of holes in the surface of an ice field or glacier, consisting chiefly of wind-blown dust and often also microorganisms.

Origin

Late 19th century. From cryo- + ancient Greek κόνις dust + -ite.

Pronunciation

cryoconite

/krʌɪə(ʊ)ˈkəʊnʌɪt/