winter-kill

verb
win·ter-kill | \ˈwin-tər-ˌkil \
winter-killed; winter-killing; winter-kills

Definition of winter-kill 

transitive verb

: to kill (a plant or part of a plant) by exposure to winter conditions

intransitive verb

: to die as a result of exposure to winter conditions

Other Words from winter-kill

winterkill \ˈwin-tər-ˌkil \ noun

First Known Use of winter-kill

1790, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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