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winter

  

      n  
1   
a    sometimes cap   the coldest season of the year, between autumn and spring, astronomically from the December solstice to the March equinox in the N hemisphere and at the opposite time of year in the S hemisphere  
b    (as modifier)  
winter pasture     
2    the period of cold weather associated with the winter  
3    a time of decline, decay, etc.  
4    Chiefly poetic   a year represented by this season  
a man of 72 winters         Related adjs       brumal       hibernal       hiemal  
      vb  
5    intr   to spend the winter in a specified place  
6    to keep or feed (farm animals, etc.) during the winter or (of farm animals) to be kept or fed during the winter  
     (Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr, Gothic wintrus)  
  winterer      n  
  winterish, winter-like      adj  
  winterless      adj  


nuclear winter  
      n   a period of extremely low temperatures and little light that has been suggested would occur as a result of a nuclear war  
winter aconite  
      n   a small Old World ranunculaceous herbaceous plant, Eranthis hyemalis, cultivated for its yellow flowers, which appear early in spring  
winter cherry  
      n  
1    a Eurasian solanaceous plant, Physalis alkekengi, cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx  
2    the calyx of this plant,   (See also)        Chinese lantern       ground cherry  
winter garden  
      n  
1    a garden of evergreen plants  
2    a conservatory in which flowers are grown in winter  
winter hedge  
      n     (West Yorkshire, south Lancashire, and Derbyshire)  
dialect   a clothes horse  
     (so called in contrast to a hedge on which clothes are dried in summer)  
winter heliotrope  
      n   a creeping perennial, Petasites fragrans, related to the butterbur, having lilac to heliotrope coloured flowers smelling of vanilla: found chiefly on road verges  
winter jasmine  
      n   a jasmine shrub, Jasminum nudiflorum, widely cultivated for its winter-blooming yellow flowers  
winter melon  
      n   a variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, that has sweet fruit with pale orange flesh and an unridged rind,   (Also called)    Persian melon  
winter moth  
      n   a brown geometrid moth, Operophtera brumata, of which the male is often seen against lighted windows in winter, the female being wingless  
Winter Olympic Games  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   an international contest of winter sports, esp. skiing, held every four years,   (Also called)    Winter Olympics  
winter quarters  
      pl n   housing or accommodation for the winter, esp. for military personnel  
winter rose  
      n      another name for       Christmas rose  
winter solstice  
      n  
1    the time at which the sun is at its southernmost point in the sky (northernmost point in the S hemisphere) appearing at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon. It occurs about December 22 (June 21 in the S hemisphere)  
2      (Astronomy)   the point on the celestial sphere, opposite the summer solstice, at which the ecliptic is furthest south from the celestial equator. Right ascension: 18 hours; declination: --23.5°  
winter sports  
      pl n   sports held in the open air on snow or ice, esp. skiing  
Winter War  
      n   the war of the winter of 1939--40 between Finland and the USSR after which the Finns surrendered the Karelian Isthmus to the USSR  
winter wheat  
      n   a type of wheat that is planted in the autumn and is harvested the following summer  
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