cheimo-, cheim-; chimo-, chim-; cheimato-, cheimat-; chimato-, chimat-

(Greek: kheima, winter, frost, winter weather, winter-flowing; by extension, cold, freezing)

A reference to short winters.
Referring to short summers that are coupled with dry winters.
Pertaining to short dry winters.
cheimaphobia, cheimatophobia (s) (noun); cheimaphobias, cheimatophobias (pl)
An abnormal fear of cold or frost, especially in winter, and of being cold; an aversion to cold things or cold air: People who have cheimaphobia, or the dread of the absence of adequate heat indoors, may overdress in their homes.

Some individuals who have cheimaphobia also avoid cold drinks and especially having ice in their drinks.

chianophile (s) (noun), chianophiles (pl)
A plant that can endure long snowy winters, or one that requires snow cover in winter: A chianophile can be a lichen that can survive under prolonged layers of snow.
chimnophilous (noun), more chimnophilous, most chimnophilous
Referring primarily to plants that thrive during the winter: Certain chimnophilous flora exhibit maximum development during the winter.
chimochlorous, chimnoclorous
Pertaining to or describing plants with thin herbaceous leaves that persist throughout winter.

In other words, plants that retain green leaves during the winter.

chimonophile (s) (noun), chimonophiles (pl)
1. Someone who enjoys or is fond of cold winters: Tim's next-door neighbor, a chimonophile, loved the winter months, especially the snow, because he enjoyed skiing in the Alps!
2. A plants that exhibits maximum development during the winter: The Siberian Iris is considered to be a chimonophile in that it does very well in very cold winter months.
chimonophilous (adjective), more chimonophilous, most chimonophilous
A reference to plants that exhibit maximum development during the winter: Certain kinds of chimonophilous flora thrive best when the weather is very cold from about December to March.
chimonophily (s) (noun) (no pl)
In biology, the preference of certain plants to thrive or exist better during the winter season: Chimonophily can be exemplified by certain vegetables like Brussels sprouts, kale, and parsnips.
chimopelagic (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to marine organisms living at great depths throughout most of the year, however during the winter they move to the surface: Certain deep-sea organisms, such as the pteropods, heteropods, and Radiolana, are chimopelagic and inhabit the upper layer only during the cold months.

Chimopelagic creatures also refer to certain bathypelagic (biogeographic region of the the ocean bottom) organisms that appear at the surface of the ocean only in the winter.

A reference to winter or to cold climatic conditions.
chinophile (s) (noun), chinophiles (pl)
Snow-loving; usually used to describe plants that have grown through a snow cover: Chinophiles can be the crocuses or the snowdrops that show their flowers at the very fist sign of spring.
chionophile (s) (noun), chionophiles (pl)
Any organism that thrives in winter conditions: Some of the rhododendron species are chionophiles and grow especially well in snow-covered areas.
hemichimonophilous (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to vegetation that gives rise to aerial growth while the temperature is below 0°C.: Jill wondered if there was any kind of hemichimonophilous plant at all, because she only knew about root vegetables or some types of leafy greens thriving in the cold winter season.

Cross references of word families that are related directly or indirectly to "winter, freezing, frost, and/or cold": algid- (cold, chilly); crymo-, krymo- (cold, chill, frost); cryo-, kryo-; (cold, freezing); frigo-, frig- (cold, frost); gel-, gelati- (freeze, frost, congeal); hiber- (winter, wintry); pago- (cold, freezing); psychro- (cold); rhigo- (cold, frost; shiver).