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aestival Line breaks: aes|tival
Pronunciation: /ˈiːstɪv(ə)l/
/ˈɛstɪv(ə)l/ /ɛˈstʌɪv(ə)l/
(US also estival)

Definition of aestival in English:


Belonging to or appearing in summer.
Example sentences
  • He grouped species into ephemeral, aestival, and evergreen.
  • Geographical variation results in clinal variation triggering aestival dormancy.
  • In the first study, aestival survival of the plant was tested at two moisture levels.


Late Middle English: from Latin aestivalis, from aestivus, from aestus 'heat'.

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