winterkill

[win-ter-kil]
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verb (used with or without object)

to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat.

noun

an act or instance of winterkilling.
death resulting from winterkilling.

Origin of winterkill

First recorded in 1810–20; winter + kill1
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winterkill

verb

mainly US and Canadian to kill (crops or other plants) by exposure to frost, cold, etc, or (of plants) to die by this means
Derived Formswinterkilling, adjective, noun
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