Definition of Frostweed

1. Noun. Perennial of the eastern United States having early solitary yellow flowers followed by late petalless flowers; so-called because ice crystals form on it during first frosts.




2. Noun. Tall perennial herb having clusters of white flowers; the eastern United States.

Definition of Frostweed

1. n. An American species of rockrose (Helianthemum Canadense), sometimes used in medicine as an astringent or aromatic tonic.

Definition of Frostweed

1. Noun. (botany) An American species of rock rose, ''Helianthemum canadense'', with large yellow flowers. ¹

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Medical Definition of Frostweed

1. An American species of rockrose (Helianthemum Canadense), sometimes used in medicine as an astringent or aromatic tonic. It has large yellow flowers which are often sterile, and later it has abundant but inconspicuous flowers which bear seed. It is so called because, late in autumn, crystals of ice shoot from the cracked bark at the root. Synonym: frostwort. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frostweed

frostiest
frostily
frostiness
frostinesses
frosting
frostinglike
frostings
frostless
frostlike
frostline
frostlines
frostnip
frostnips
frostproof
frosts
frostweed (current term)
frostweeds
frostwork
frostworks
frostwort
frosty
froterer
froth
froth at the mouth
froth pack
frothed
frother
frothers
frothery

Literary usage of Frostweed

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1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"CISTACEAE • Helianthemum bicknellii Fern. Bicknell's hoary rockrose; frostweed Herbaceous perennial Dry, rocky hillsides, open woods and serpentine barrens. ..."

2. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"(frostweed.) Erect, hoary-pubescent, 3-6 dm. high, at first simple ; leaves lance-oblong, ... H. ma jus BS P. (frostweed.) Similar in habit and more ..."

3. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"It is rather interesting that the same plant should have the name of Sun Rose and frostweed. But the blossoms open best under the direct rays of the sun, ..."

4. Handbook of the Wild and Cultivated Flowering Plants by Chester Arthur Darling (1912)
"b Plants not cultivated in gardens 2 2 a Flowers 5-12 together in a terminal cluster HOARY frostweed. (H. majus.) b Flowers solitary or 2 together 3 ..."

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