Winterkilling

winterkill

[win-ter-kil]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat.
noun
2.
an act or instance of winterkilling.
3.
death resulting from winterkilling.

Origin:
1810–20; winter + kill1

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winterkill (ˈwɪntəˌkɪl)
 
vb
chiefly (US), (Canadian) to kill (crops or other plants) by exposure to frost, cold, etc, or (of plants) to die by this means
 
'winterkilling
 
adj, —n

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