Definition of black frost in US English:

black frost


  • A dry, nonvisible killing frost that turns vegetation black.

    • ‘The black frost we experienced in late May came down from the north, which was very unusual, and it frosted many indigenous trees in the Bushveld.’
    • ‘For two weeks we had a black frost day and night with a strong east wind and then on February 2nd, when everywhere was bone dry at 3pm, the snow started to fall.’
    • ‘We had black frost in late winter last year with minimum of -5 degree C.’
    • ‘A black frost is when the dew point is less than the low temperature reached.’
    ice crystals, ice, rime, rime ice, verglas
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black frost

/ˌblak ˈfrôst/