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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To kill (plants, for example) by exposing to extremely cold winter weather.
  • intransitive v. To die from exposure to cold winter weather. Used especially of plants.
  • n. Death, as of plants, resulting from exposure to winter weather.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal, and/or vegetal population.
  • v. To kill by the conditions of winter, especially the effect of the cold, freezing.
  • v. To die from the above effects of winter conditions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To die as the result of exposure to the cold of winter.
  • transitive v. To kill by the cold, or exposure to the inclemency of winter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To kill by cold in winter: as, to winter-kill wheat or clover.

Etymologies

winter +‎ kill (Wiktionary)

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