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frost crack

Alternative forms: [US] frost split, n.

  • Radial splitting along the grain in the stem and branches of a tree, as a result of internal stresses set up by temperatures far below freezing point. (Ford-Robertson 1983)
German: Frostriss
French: gélivure
Italian: cretto da gelo
Spanish: grieta de helada
Portuguese: fenda de congelamento

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