cold frame
noun Date: 1851 a usually glass- or plastic-covered frame without artificial heat used to protect plants and seedlings outdoors

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cold|frame — cold frame, or cold|frame «KOHLD FRAYM», noun. a frame with a top of glass, plastic, burlap, or the like, and no artificial heat, used out of doors to protect young or tender plants from the cold …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold frame — cold frames N COUNT A cold frame is a wooden frame with a glass top in which you grow small plants to protect them from cold weather …   English dictionary

  • cold frame — ► NOUN ▪ a frame with a glass top in which small plants are grown and protected …   English terms dictionary

  • cold frame — n BrE a box like structure with sides and a top made of glass or clear plastic, used for keeping young plants warm as they start to grow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cold frame — cold ,frame noun count a large box with glass sides that you keep young plants in before you plant them outside …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cold frame — cold′ frame n. a boxlike structure, usu. faced with glass, placed over a flower bed to protect plants, esp. seedlings • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • cold frame — n. an unheated, boxlike, glass covered structure for protecting young plants outdoors …   English World dictionary

  • Cold frame — A traditional home made cold frame In agriculture and gardening, a cold frame is a transparent roofed enclosure, built low to the ground, used to protect plants from cold weather. The transparent top admits sunlight and prevents heat escape via… …   Wikipedia

  • cold frame — noun protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold (Freq. 4) • Hypernyms: ↑protective covering, ↑protective cover, ↑protection * * * noun : an outdoor shallow rectangular frame …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold frame — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cold frame : singular cold frame plural cold frames a large box with glass sides that you keep young plants in before you plant them outside …   English dictionary

  • cold frame — (Horticulture) unheated board frame covered with glass or plastic used to protect plants and seedlings from cold …   English contemporary dictionary

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