winter-kill

verb win·ter-kill \ ˈwin-tər-ˌkil \

Definition of winter-kill

winter-killed; winter-killing; winter-kills
: to kill (a plant or part of a plant) by exposure to winter conditions
: to die as a result of exposure to winter conditions

winterkill

play \ˈwin-tər-ˌkil\ noun

First Known Use of winter-kill

1790

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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