Meaning of mer de glace in English:

mer de glace

Pronunciation /ˌmɛː də ˈɡlas/


  • A glacier or frozen sea; specifically (in form Mer de Glace) the great glacier on the north-west slope of Mont Blanc, near Chamonix, in the French Alps.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), novelist and educationist. From French mer de glace, lit. ‘sea of ice’ from mer sea + de + glace ice.