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ice flowers

noun
1.
formations of ice crystals on the surface of a still, slowly freezing body of water.
2.
Also called frost flowers. delicate tufts of frost on a surface of ice or snow.
Origin of ice flowers
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • That was the story Joseph told, Joseph whose beard was white as the ice-flowers.

    I.N.R.I. Peter Rosegger
  • The latter are more common, and have to produce apples, while the ice-flowers are uncommon, and of no possible use.

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