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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 Indo-European roots.]

ver′nal·ly adv.


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


(ˈvɜr nl)

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"


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


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


adjFrühlings-; vernal equinoxFrühlingsäquinoktium nt; vernal flowers (liter)Frühlingsblumen pl
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PAGASA said the vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, which includes the Philippines, and autumn in the southern hemisphere.
We looked at which we would be able to do with the materials available," Vernal said.
Vernal Conjunctivitis shows significant association with father's literacy.
At well-travelled crossings on a migration "big night" when conditions are just right, large groups of several salamander species (as well as frogs which also use vernal pools to breed in) may cross in the same place at the same time.
Though geographic isolation is a characteristic that makes vernal pools valuable in the landscape, it also inhibits the protection of vernal pools.
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.
Both parents had been widowed for many years and had 11 children between them when they married, followed by Vernal and, two years later, Elaine.
The Vernal Equinox Medieval Banquet is priced at pounds 39 per person and tickets are still available to buy.
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