frostweed

[ frawst-weed, frost- ]
/ ˈfrɔstˌwid, ˈfrɒst- /

noun

a plant, Helianthemum canadense, of the rockrose family, native to eastern North America, having narrow leaves and a solitary yellow flower.

Nearby words

  1. frostfish,
  2. frostflower,
  3. frosting,
  4. frosting on the cake,
  5. frostline,
  6. frostwork,
  7. frosty,
  8. froth,
  9. froth flotation,
  10. frothy

Origin of frostweed

1830–40, Americanism; frost + weed1; so called from the ice crystals which form on it during the first frosts

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