frost flower

noun

Definition of frost flower

1a : a small bulbous herb (Milla biflora) of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. also : its star-shaped flower

called also floating star

b : a plant of the genus Aster
2 : an ice crystal resembling a flower especially : one formed on the ground or in the subsoil

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“Frost flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frost%20flower. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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