Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Localized injury or death of plant tissues, especially fruit or bark, caused by exposure to intense sunlight in the summer or to rapid temperature fluctuations in the winter.

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  • noun Localized damage to the woody tissues of trees caused by bright sunlight
  • verb intransitive To suffer such damage.

Etymologies

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sun +‎ scald

Examples

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  • Cower abed in the storm-haunted night,

    By day be dazzled in a world of white -

    Snow-blind and wind-mauled,

    Frostbite and sunscald!

    Oh, tell me again of Winter's delight!

    February 9, 2015