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EtymologyEdit

So-called because it (typically) falls when dogwoods are flowering.

NounEdit

dogwood winter (plural dogwood winters)

  1. (especially Southern US, Midwestern US) A period of cold weather that falls when dogwoods are flowering, or more generally any time in spring or early summer (March, April or May).
    Synonyms: blackberry winter, blackthorn winter

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