v. win·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.
(Plant Pathology) chiefly US and Canadian to kill (crops or other plants) by exposure to frost, cold, etc, or (of plants) to die by this means
ˈwinterˌkilling adj, n
1. to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat.n.
2. an act or instance of winterkilling.
3. death resulting from winterkilling.
Past participle: winterkilled