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the coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August:the tree has a good crop of berries in winter [as modifier]:the winter months Astronomy the period from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.
) literary years:he seemed a hundred winters old
(of fruit and vegetables) ripening late in the growing season and suitable for storage over the winter:a winter apple (of wheat or other crops) sown in autumn for harvesting the following year.
verb [no object]
(especially of a bird) spend the winter in a particular place:birds wintering in the Caribbean [with object] keep or feed (plants or cattle) during winter.