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Icicles descending from a tree branch. (Click to enlarge.)

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From Middle English isykle, isikel, equivalent to ice +‎ ickle. Cognate with Low German Isjäkel, Ishekel ‎(icicle), Danish dialectal jisegel ‎(icicle), Norwegian isjukel ‎(icicle). More at ice, ickle.

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icicle ‎(plural icicles)

  1. A spear-shape of ice.

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