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winter British & World English

The coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August

winter moth British & World English

A moth that emerges in the winter, the female of which has only vestigial wings. It was formerly a major pest of fruit trees

Winter Park British & World English

A resort and citrus-growing city in east central Florida, northeast of Orlando; population 27,909 (est. 2008)

Winter War British & World English

The war between the USSR and Finland in 1939–40. Heavily outnumbered by invading Soviet troops, the Finns were defeated and forced to cede western Karelia to the Soviet Union

Jacky Winter British & World English

An Australasian flycatcher which has a grey-brown back and whitish underside and constantly wags its white-edged tail

winter cherry British & World English

A plant of the nightshade family, with cherry-like fruit which ripens in winter

winter count British & World English

A pictorial record or chronicle of the events of each year, kept by various North American Indian peoples

winter cress British & World English

A bitter-tasting cress of north temperate regions

winter garden British & World English

A garden of plants, such as evergreens, that flourish in winter

Winter Haven British & World English

A resort and industrial city in central Florida; population 33,353 (est. 2008)

winter melon British & World English

A variety of muskmelon with a sweet, edible flesh that requires a long growing season and ripens in late autumn, making it available in many supermarkets during the winter

Winter Palace British & World English

The former Russian imperial residence in St Petersburg, stormed in the Revolution of 1917 and later used as a museum and art gallery

winter sports British & World English

Sports performed on snow or ice, such as skiing and ice skating

winter squash British & World English

A squash which has a hard rind and may be stored

nuclear winter British & World English

A period of abnormal cold and darkness predicted to follow a nuclear war, caused by a layer of smoke and dust in the atmosphere blocking the sun’s rays

winter creeper British & World English

An evergreen clinging vine that is native to China and cultivated elsewhere as an ornamental ground cover. It has escaped cultivation and is regarded as an ecological threat in some eastern US states

winter flounder British & World English

A common flatfish of the western Atlantic, having cryptic grey-brown coloration and popular as food in winter in North America

winter jasmine British & World English

A yellow-flowered Chinese jasmine which blooms during the winter

Winter Olympics British & World English

An international contest of winter sports held every four years at a two-year interval from the summer games. They have been held separately from the main games since 1924

winter quarters British & World English

Accommodation for the winter, especially for soldiers

winter solstice British & World English

The solstice at midwinter, at the time of the shortest day, about 22 December in the northern hemisphere and 21 June in the southern hemisphere

blackthorn winter British & World English

A spell of cold weather at the time in early spring when the blackthorn flowers

Old Man Winter British & World English

A personification of winter

winter heliotrope British & World English

A plant of the daisy family, which produces fragrant lilac flowers in winter

the dead of winter in dead British & World English

The coldest part of winter

the dead of winter British & World English

The coldest part of winter

midwinter British & World English

The middle part of winter

overwinter British & World English

Spend the winter

wren British & World English

A small short-winged songbird found chiefly in the New World

wintertime British & World English

The season or period of winter

depth British & World English

A time considered to be the worst point within a bad period

winter aconite in aconite British & World English

A small herbaceous Eurasian plant, cultivated for its yellow flowers in early spring

savory1 British & World English

An aromatic plant of the mint family, used as a culinary herb

winter savory in savory1 British & World English

An aromatic plant of the mint family, used as a culinary herb

winter solstice in solstice British & World English

Either of the two times in the year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days

winter squashes in squash2 British & World English

The trailing plant of the gourd family which produces the squash

winter jasmine in jasmine British & World English

An Old World shrub or climbing plant which is popular as an ornamental and bears fragrant white, pink, or yellow flowers

winter English-Spanish

invierno m

last winter in winter English-Spanish

el invierno pasado

winter coat in winter English-Spanish

piel f de invierno

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