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noun

a bottomless, boxlike structure, usually covered with glass or transparent plastic, and the bed of earth that it covers, used to protect plants.

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Origin of cold frame

First recorded in 1850–55
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cold frame

noun

an unheated wooden frame with a glass top, used to protect young plants from the cold
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