formations of ice crystals on the surface of a still, slowly freezing body of water.
Also called frost flowers. delicate tufts of frost on a surface of ice or snow.
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How to use ice flowers in a sentence
The cold north wind outside drew lovely ice-flowers on the window-panes, so that no one could see in or out.Timar's Two Worlds | Mr Jkai
The latter are more common, and have to produce apples, while the ice-flowers are uncommon, and of no possible use.Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy | Frank Richard Stockton
They bore the most beautiful ice-flowers that any snow man could desire; but they concealed the stove.What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales | Hans Christian Andersen
They were the most beautiful ice flowers any Snow Man could desire, but they concealed the stove.Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales | Hans Christian Andersen
At length the Christmas sun rises glowing red, and the ice flowers vanish from the windows.From Pole to Pole | Sven Anders Hedin