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ice flowers

noun
  1. formations of ice crystals on the surface of a still, slowly freezing body of water.
  2. Also called frost flowers. delicate tufts of frost on a surface of ice or snow.
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Origin of ice flowers

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • That was the story Joseph told, Joseph whose beard was white as the ice-flowers.

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    Peter Rosegger

  • The latter are more common, and have to produce apples, while the ice-flowers are uncommon, and of no possible use.