to kill or die by exposure to winter cold or excessive snow or ice
the process or an instance of winterkilling
verbwin·ter·killed, win·ter·kill·ing, win·ter·kills
To kill (plants, for example) by exposing to extremely cold winter weather.
To die from exposure to cold winter weather. Used especially of plants.
Death, as of plants, resulting from exposure to winter weather.
(third-person singular simple present winterkills, present participle winterkilling, simple past and past participle winterkilled)