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frost flowers

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plural noun
  1. ice flowers(def 2).
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Origin of frost flowers

First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Penelope was pressing her eager, excited little face close to the frost-flowers on the sitting-room window.

    Winter Fun

    William O. Stoddard

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