Definition of aestival in English:

aestival

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

adjective

technical
  • Belonging to or appearing in summer.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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