cold frame

noun
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of cold frame

: a usually glass- or plastic-covered frame without artificial heat used to protect plants and seedlings outdoors

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1851

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  • : a small wooden or metal frame covered with glass or plastic that is used for growing and protecting plants in cold weather


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