mid-wintry

midwinter

[n. mid-win-ter, -win-; adj. mid-win-ter]
noun
1.
the middle of winter.
2.
the winter solstice, around December 22.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or occurring in the middle of the winter.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English, Old English; see mid1, winter

midwintry, midwinterly, adjective
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midwinter (ˈmɪdˈwɪntə)
 
n
1.  a.  the middle or depth of the winter
 b.  (as modifier): a midwinter festival
2.  another name for winter solstice

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midwinter
O.E. midwinter, also midde winter, the middle of winter, especially the period around the winter solstice (Dec. 21).
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