winter-kill

verb
win·​ter-kill | \ ˈwin-tər-ˌkil How to pronounce winter-kill (audio) \
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 How to pronounce winterkill (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of winter-kill

1790, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Winter-kill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winter-kill. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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