[hawr-frawst, -frost, hohr-]
Origin of hoarfrost
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for hoarfrost
He fancied there would be hoarfrost on the trees in the morning.A Michigan Man
Elia W. Peattie
All the grass and ground vegetation was white with hoarfrost.In Pastures Green
He prayed for frost, and hoarfrost settled that night on its branches.Curiosities of Christian History
"It is bright as hoarfrost on the slopes and tops there," said Nod, pointing.The Three Mulla-mulgars
Walter De La Mare
And he destroyed their vineyards with hail, and their mulberry trees with hoarfrost.
- a deposit of needle-like ice crystals formed on the ground by direct condensation at temperatures below freezing pointAlso called: white frost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for hoarfrost
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Frozen dew that forms a white coating on a surface.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.