Meaning of winterkill

win•ter•kill

Pronunciation: (win'tur-kil"), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of winterkilling.
  2. death resulting from winterkilling.
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