frostflower

[ frawst-flou-er, frost- ]
/ ˈfrɔstˌflaʊ ər, ˈfrɒst- /

noun

a plant, Milla biflora, of the amaryllis family, native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
its waxy-white, starlike flower.
any aster.

Nearby words

  1. frostbite sailing,
  2. frostbitten,
  3. frosted,
  4. frosted liver,
  5. frostfish,
  6. frosting,
  7. frosting on the cake,
  8. frostline,
  9. frostweed,
  10. frostwork

Origin of frostflower

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

Also called Mexican star (for defs 1, 2).

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