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frostflower

[ frawst-flou-er, frost- ]
/ ˈfrɔstˌflaʊ ər, ˈfrɒst- /
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noun
a plant, Milla biflora, of the amaryllis family, native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
its waxy-white, starlike flower.
any aster.
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Also called Mexican star (for defs. 1, 2).

Origin of frostflower

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; frost + flower
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