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windburn

[′win‚bərn]
(botany)
Injury to plant foliage, caused by strong, hot, dry winds.
(medicine)
A superficial inflammation of the skin, analogous to sunburn, caused by exposure to wind, especially a hot dry wind, inducing a dilation of the surface blood vessels.
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As with broad-leaved forms, windburn on conifers is likely to be confined to the outermost branches on the most exposed side of the plant.
Water evergreens if October is dry, to prevent winter windburn of needles.
A gingery walrus mustache, cheeks rosy with windburn, eyes oddly opaque over the bowl of cafe au lait that he holds in both hands, like a chalice, as if reading fortunes in the muddy swirl of coffee and warm milk poured together from separate metal pots.
Windburn Windburn can result when evergreens are exposed to strong prevailing winds throughout the winter months.
A windburn is an irritation or chapping of the skin due to wind.
It is beneficial to the skin during harsh weather conditions and is an excellent guard against windburn, according to the company.
The maker of After Bite--the Itch Eraser--as well as the repellents Ben's 30 and Natrapel Plus, sunburn and windburn products (Tender's After Burn), and the line extensions After Bite Kids and After Bite Xtra, Tender is now turning its attention to the first aid category, a segment in which executives feel the company is positioned to dominate.
PROTECT recently-planted evergreen shrubs from windburn with a screen of netting.
Antitranspirant (also antidesiccant) A liquid sprayed on plants to reduce water loss, transplant shock, windburn, and sunscald.
Good evergreen shrubs for the coast include most of those greyish leaves, the gold and green Eleagnus pungens, skimmia, and Garrya elliptica, which has impressive winter catkins but is susceptible to some windburn of the leaves.
Neck and face warmers and hats will protect from windburn and keep the heat trapped in100 percent protective sunglasses or goggles will protect and relax your eyesRemember the sunscreen and lipglossSki helmets for kids are a must to keep heads safe.
I have a tan alright - but I think most people call it windburn.