frost flowers

|

plural noun

Origin of frost flowers

First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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.

  • 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.