hoarfrost

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From Middle English horfrost, hoorfrost hore vrost, equivalent to hoar +‎ frost.

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hoarfrost (usually uncountable, plural hoarfrosts)

  1. 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.

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