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ver·nal

 (vûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or occurring in the spring.
2. Characteristic of or resembling spring.
3. Fresh and young; youthful.

[Latin vērnālis, from vērnus, from vēr, spring; see wesr̥ in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

ver′nal·ly adv.

vernal

(ˈvɜːnəl)
adj
1. of or occurring in spring
2. poetic of or characteristic of youth; fresh
[C16: from Latin vernālis, from vēr spring]
ˈvernally adv

ver•nal

(ˈvɜr nl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in spring.
2. appropriate to or suggesting spring.
3. belonging to or characteristic of youth.
[1525–35; < Latin vernālis=vern(us) of spring (vēr spring + -nus adj. suffix) + -ālis -al1]
ver′nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vernal - suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
2.vernal - of or characteristic of or occurring in springvernal - of or characteristic of or occurring in spring; "the vernal equinox"
autumnal - of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn; "the autumnal equinox"; "autumnal fruits"
summery - belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer; "summery weather"; "summery dresses"
wintery, wintry - characteristic of or occurring in winter; "suffered severe wintry weather"; "brown wintry grasses"

vernal

adjective
Of, occurring in, or characteristic of the season of spring:
Translations

vernal

[ˈvɜːnl] ADJ [equinox] → de primavera (liter) [flowers] → de primavera, primaveral

vernal

adjFrühlings-; vernal equinoxFrühlingsäquinoktium nt; vernal flowers (liter)Frühlingsblumen pl
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Spite of this frigid winter night in the boisterous Atlantic, spite of my wet feet and wetter jacket, there was yet, it then seemed to me, many a pleasant haven in store; and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
oh, ever vernal endless landscapes in the soul; in ye, --though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life, --in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and for some few fleeting moments, feel the cool dew of the life immortal on them.
In some more genial season, perchance, a faint shadow flits across the landscape of the mind, cast by the WINGS of some thought in its vernal or autumnal migration, but, looking up, we are unable to detect the substance of the thought itself.
I have been green, too, Miss Eyre,--ay, grass green: not a more vernal tint freshens you now than once freshened me.
Thus with the Year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of Ev'n or Morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or Summers Rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud in stead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the chearful waies of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledg fair Presented with a Universal blanc Of Natures works to mee expung'd and ras'd, And wisdome at one entrance quite shut out.
Every fourth year, at the vernal equinox, there is a representative council of the whole nation, which meets in a plain about twenty miles from our house, and continues about five or six days.
The Arkansas, also, rising in a much more southern latitude than the Missouri, takes the lead of it in its annual excess, and its superabundant waters are disgorged and disposed of long before the breaking up of the icy barriers of the north; otherwise, did all these mighty streams rise simultaneously, and discharge their vernal floods into the Mississippi, an inundation would be the consequence, that would submerge and devastate all the lower country.
Finding my first seed did not grow, which I easily imagined was by the drought, I sought for a moister piece of ground to make another trial in, and I dug up a piece of ground near my new bower, and sowed the rest of my seed in February, a little before the vernal equinox; and this having the rainy months of March and April to water it, sprung up very pleasantly, and yielded a very good crop; but having part of the seed left only, and not daring to sow all that I had, I had but a small quantity at last, my whole crop not amounting to above half a peck of each kind.
Project consists of the 5-Year Maintenance and Monitoring of vernal pool mitigation on approximately 3.
The ancient Zoroastrian calendar consists of twelve equal months of 30 days each and between the last day of the twelfth month and the vernal equinox there are five free days or six in the case of a leap year.
Dave Bourne completed the match, winning 2-0 against Nigel Vernal, to make it 6-3 to the Sports Argus, who have lost just once in 16 games.
Gall, Mina, and their collaborators in Penn State's Department of Biology (Tracy Langkilde and her graduate student, Bradley Carlson) have identified seven vernal pool sites across an agricultural impact gradient, with the Living Filter sites among those most impacted by agricultural activities.