black frost


black frost
noun
: frost or cold so intense as to blacken vegetation and usually unaccompanied by hoarfrost

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intense cold without hoarfrost, causing vegetation to turn black. Cf. frost (def. 2).
[1700-10]

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black frost noun
Frost without rime or snow
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Main Entry:black

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black frost,
a very hard frost; killing frost (from the fact that some of the green vegetation is turned black or dark by it).

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n. a dry, nonvisible killing frost that turns vegetation black

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Black frost — Frost Frost (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black frost — n. a severe freezing that blackens growing plants without a visible frost …   English World dictionary

  • black frost — plikledis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ledas, susidaręs ant žemės ir kitų paviršių užšąlant lijundrai, lietui, šlapdribai ar dulksnai, o keliuose – transporto priemonių suplūktam ir nuslidinėtam sniegui. atitikmenys: angl …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • black frost — intense cold without hoarfrost, causing vegetation to turn black. Cf. frost (def. 2). [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • black frost — /blæk ˈfrɒst/ (say blak frost) noun a cold so intense as to blacken vegetation, without a white frost …   Australian English dictionary

  • black frost — noun frost which does not have a white surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • Black Frost — vollige Vereisung der Schiffe bei Sturm mit Gefahr des Kopflastigwerdens und Kenterns. Besonders gefurchtet an den Sudkusten Gronlands und Islands, aber auch am Rande der Antarktis …   Maritimes Wörterbuch

  • Frost — (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of water;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frost bearer — Frost Frost (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frost grape — Frost Frost (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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