ice flowers



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.

Origin of ice flowers

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ice flowers

Historical Examples of ice flowers

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


    Peter Rosegger

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