As verbs the difference between vegetal and winterkill
is that vegetal
is to vegetate while winterkill
is to kill by the conditions of winter, especially the effect of the cold, freezing.
As a noun winterkill is
the mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal and/or vegetal population.
Pertaining to vegetables or plants.
(wine) Having a grassy, herbaceous taste.
- Which although it be denominated from men, and most evident in them, yet it extends and shows itself in vegetal and sensible creatures […].
(obsolete, chiefly, botany) Any vegetable organism.
- This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles.
* winter kill
The mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal and/or vegetal population.
To kill by the conditions of winter, especially the effect of the cold, freezing.
To die from the above effects of winter conditions.