from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any plant of the genus Aster: so called on account of the lateness of its blooming.
- n. One of the ice-crystals of a frost-plant. See frost-plant.
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Though still the frost-flower blinded the window pane,
The wayside was bright with goldenrod, with the red tassels of the sumac, with the purple frost-flower and feathery clematis.
Ere frost-flower and snow-blossom faded and fell, and the splendour of winter had passed out of sight,
There is my pledge, "she said, setting down her basket, and putting a frost-flower into a button-hole of his threadbare coat.
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