hoarfrost definition

  • noun:
    • Frozen dew that types a white coating on a surface. Also known as white frost.
    • Dew-drops which may have withstood deposition and frozen into ice crystals to make a white deposit on an exposed area, whenever environment is cold and moist.
    • The white particles created because of the congelation of dew; white frost.
    • White frost. See hoar, a., and frost.
    • ice crystals developing a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

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