Definition of frost flower in English:

frost flower

Syllabification: frost flow·er


Any of a group of delicate clusters of ice crystals that form directly from water vapor, typically on the surface of sea ice.
More example sentences
  • 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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