intense cold without hoarfrost, causing vegetation to turn black.
Compare frost (def 2).
a frost without snow or rime that is severe enough to blacken vegetation
noun another name for black grouse (sense 1) Historical Examples Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, April 23, 1892 Various Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 6 John Gibson Lockhart Round About the Carpathians Andrew […]
the crew working in a stokehold of a ship.
a type of artificial fly, used chiefly for trout and salmon.