- an act or instance of winterkilling.
- death resulting from winterkilling.
Origin of winterkill
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It has never been known to winterkill in the grape regions of New York and is probably as hardy as any other of our Labruscas.The Grapes of New York
U. P. Hedrick
Peaches are liable to winterkill, and the crop is uncertain for this reason.
- mainly US and Canadian to kill (crops or other plants) by exposure to frost, cold, etc, or (of plants) to die by this means
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