frostwork

[ frawst-wurk, frost- ]
/ ˈfrɔstˌwɜrk, ˈfrɒst- /

noun

the delicate tracery formed by frost, especially on glass.
similar ornamentation, as on metal.

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Origin of frostwork

First recorded in 1640–50; frost + work
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British Dictionary definitions for frostwork

frostwork
/ (ˈfrɒstˌwɜːk) /

noun

the patterns made by frost on glass, metal, etc
similar artificial ornamentation
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