Entry from US English dictionary
Any of a group of delicate clusters of ice crystals that form directly from water vapor, typically on the surface of sea ice.
- This is significant, because it's the salt in frost flowers that could be important to climate change.
- Solar heat is undoubtably destructive to frost flowers and thus most are found in shaded spots.
- Each layer of ice is so thin that the total frost flower is almost weightless and will shatter like glass if touched.
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Syllabification: frost flow·er
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