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

  • n. Localized injury or death of the tissues of a woody plant caused by excessive sun in summer and by the combined effects of sun and low temperatures in winter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Localized damage to the woody tissues of trees caused by bright sunlight
  • v. To suffer such damage.


sun +‎ scald (Wiktionary)



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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