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frost flowers

noun
1.
ice flowers (def 2).
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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Examples from the web for frost flowers
  • frost flowers are formed when water in plant stems or trees oozes and freezes, sometimes in the shape of a flower.
  • As temperatures plummet, be on the lookout for fabulous frost flowers.
  • Dittany and yellow ironweed are reliable producers, but frost flowers grow on other plants, too.
  • frost flowers only occur on plants that still contain moisture.
  • frost flowers and various layers of ice looking at crack in ice.
  • Large frost flowers on newly frozen ice with floes in the distance.

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