frostwork

[frawst-wurk, frost-]

noun

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

Origin of frostwork

First recorded in 1640–50; frost + work
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Related Words for frostwork

frost

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British Dictionary definitions for frostwork

frostwork

noun

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