polynya

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian полынья́ ‎(polynʹjá, ice hole), from по́лый ‎(pólyj, hollow)

Noun[edit]

polynya ‎(plural polynyas)

  1. (hydrology) A naturally-formed area of open water surrounded by sea ice.

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