Translation of frost in Spanish:


helada, n.

Pronunciation /frɒst//frɔst/


  • 1

    (sub-zero temperature)
    helada feminine
    • The weather has been fine enough but there have been very sharp frosts & bitterly cold wind.
    • If an unexpected frost occurs, undamaged fruits can be salvaged and ripened.
    • In particular, there is likely to be a reduction in water for southern and eastern Australia, with more fires and heatwaves, fewer frosts, less snow and more coral bleaching.
    • In the days before refrigeration, hogs were slaughtered and cured at the first heavy autumn frost.
    • In winter 1995/1996 the first hard frost occurred at the end of December.
    • Mustard greens, another Southern favorite, should be planted six to eight weeks before the first fall frost.
    • In cooler areas, plant dill a week or two before your last hard frost.
    • Because bushes flower in early spring, they may need protection from late-spring frosts in cold climates.
    • Frequent frosts or inclement weather kill off pests that would be devastating to crops, or plague-carrying insects that affect the population.
    • Similarly, an autumn frost which destroys leaves can interrupt the orderly build-up of reserves in the vine.
    • Weather records show that there were far more hard frosts in the 1950s before the impact of global warming.
    • In each case, work should proceed after first killing frost and ideally before snow cover.
    • Fall frosts can damage actively elongating shoots in the autumn and adversely affect growth the following spring.
    • This is especially useful if the garden is in a cold spot and prone to late frosts or if wet weather has made the soil claggy.
    • He predicts sharp frosts throughout the Swindon area on both Friday and Saturday night, with temperatures only just above freezing during Christmas Day itself.
    • With good spring rains, they can survive frosts and require minimal or no watering.
    • Drought across much of the country, particularly in areas not normally subject to drought, and late frosts have led to reductions in land based production.
    • Sow seeds indoors about six weeks before the average date of the last spring frost in your area.
    • Frequencies of tropical cyclones, heat-waves, bushfires and frosts are also linked to the Southern Oscillation.
    • So far we have only had a mild winter, but serious frosts and foggy weather are likely to become more frequent as we move into the New Year.
  • 2

    (frozen dew)
    escarcha feminine
    • Before explaining fog and frost on a window, we'll begin with water in the air.
    • The soft and wet grass under her shoes crunched slightly, hardened by the morning frost.
    • Still there was no snow, but there was frost glittering on the ground.
    • There was frost on the ground and a flurry of snow in the air as I set off from the car park and along the footpaths winding through woodlands and close to a meander of the River Calder.
    • There's no snow yet, but occasionally I wake up to beautiful, lacy frost on my window.
    • The sky was a clear, pale blue now, and it seemed to be drawing what heat there was from the ground, leaving only frost and little patches of dry snow.
    • As much as I dislike extreme cold, a nice frost on the lawn would not be unwelcome.
    • On the other hand, it was shown that epiphytic orchids survived severe frost in Mexican montane forests.
    • Though all leeks tolerate some frost, some overwinter better than others.
    • Native to Central and South America, peppers don't tolerate frost.
    • There was frost on every window and icicles hung where they could.
    • The glass hit the ground like sleet on a pavement and sparkled like a morning frost.
    • Vermont in November was hardly Siberia, but there was frost on the ground, and they spent an hour shivering and exercising to stay warm.
    • Row covers trap the warmth that radiates up from the earth much like the way that a cloud cover holds temperatures and prevents frost from forming.
    • Always ensure that service pipes are at an adequate depth to prevent frost damage.
    • We had set out reluctantly on a Friday evening at the end of a hard working week through a wintry countryside glittering with frost and wreathed in freezing mist.
    • Water vapor will condense directly on the surface to form frost.
    • Severe ground frost is possible at night, especially if the ground is dry.
    • Once the bulbs have firmly rooted, frost is tolerated quite well and an extra cover is not needed.
    • You look outside and see it - that shining, shimmering gloss of frost on the ground, on the car, and in the trees.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (plant) quemar
  • 2

    • 2.1Cooking

      (cake) bañar US
      • Teresa glanced up from the cake she was frosting.
      • Cookies that have been frosted with a butter cream type frosting cannot be stacked.
      • Chill cake about 20 minutes, then frost with remaining room-temperature buttercream.
      • Instead of the traditional baby cakes, try baking a batch of baby cupcakes which guests can frost and decorate.
      • So get out there and frost the cake (you'll be glad you did).
      • Though he spends more time managing than frosting cakes these days, he still bakes most mornings.
      • Heart shaped cookies can be frosted in pinks and reds and then other colors used for sprinkles on them.
      • Chill the lemon curd until the cake has cooled and is ready to be frosted.
      • The result is a cookie that looks like it has been frosted but the frosting is baked on and hard.
      • Benji whistled to himself as he headed towards the kitchen of his parents' bakery, tying on his apron and already smelling the sweet scent of a cake ready to be frosted.
      • "I think I saw the cook frosting a cake, " she confided.

    • 2.2Cooking
      (cover with sugar)