frost flower

frostflower

[frawst-flou-er, frost-]
noun
1.
a plant, Milla biflora, of the amaryllis family, native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
2.
its waxy-white, starlike flower.
3.
any aster.
Also called Mexican star (for defs 1, 2).


Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; frost + flower

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