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.

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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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