Definitions

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

  • n. Frozen dew that forms a white coating on a surface. Also called white frost.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Dew-drops which have undergone deposition and frozen into ice crystals to form a white deposit on an exposed surface, when the air is cold and moist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The white particles formed by the congelation of dew; white frost.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. White frost. See hoar, a., and frost.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

Etymologies

hoar +‎ frost (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

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  • the definition seems scientific and recent but the word itself sounds archaic. that's my personal opinion, anyway.

    November 22, 2008

  • -giggle-

    October 2, 2008