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frost flowers

plural noun
ice flowers (def 2).
Origin of frost flowers
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • About his head a wreath of moon-coloured buds like frost-flowers was set.

    The Three Mulla-mulgars Walter De La Mare
  • It was cold in the room, whose windows were covered with frost-flowers.

  • frost-flowers dulled the inner glories of the shop windows with their unwelcome decoration.

    A Versailles Christmas-Tide Mary Stuart Boyd
  • Penelope was pressing her eager, excited little face close to the frost-flowers on the sitting-room window.

    Winter Fun William O. Stoddard

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