frostweed frostweed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) perennial of the eastern United States having early solitary yellow flowers followed by late petalless flowers; so-called because ice crystals form on it during first frosts
  2. (n) tall perennial herb having clusters of white flowers; the eastern United States

Usage(s):

  • Why spend money and energy to save, say, the frostweed or the small whorled pogonia? Medical benefits alone, says Thibodeau, could justify the center's efforts: "Well over a .
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