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That makes cold; cooling, chilling; (in later use specifically) designating some north-facing talus slopes which have a chilling effect on the microclimate of the area around their foot.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Coles's English Dictionary. From classical Latin algificus that makes cold, chilling from algēre to be cold + -ficus.
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