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frostflower

[frawst-flou-er, frost-]
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noun
  1. a plant, Milla biflora, of the amaryllis family, native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
  2. its waxy-white, starlike flower.
  3. any aster.

Origin of frostflower

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; frost + flower
Also called Mexican star (for defs 1, 2).
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