frostwort

noun

Definition of frostwort

: a shrubby frostweed (Helianthemum canadense) of northeastern North America with solitary terminal petalous flowers and few apetalous cleistogamous flowers

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First Known Use of frostwort

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Frostwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frostwort. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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