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vernal Line breaks: ver¦nal
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːn(ə)l/

Definition of vernal in English:


Of, in, or appropriate to spring: the vernal freshness of the land
More example sentences
  • Of course, spring has its vernal breezes, thriving greenness, seasonal promises and so on.
  • This past spring, I visited one such impermanent place, a vernal pool tucked into the base of Ruffner Mountain.
  • The correct Latin term for spring flowering is vernal, as in Leucojum vernum, the spring snowflake, and Crocus vernus, the Dutch crocus.


Mid 16th century: from Latin vernalis, from vernus 'of the spring', from ver 'spring'.



Example sentences
  • Between these extremes we collected in low-mid elevation riparian areas and vernally moist meadows.
  • The periphery of vernal pools, seeps, and vernally moist locales are favored by this primitive fern.
  • Approximately two acres of vernally significant ephemeral drainages and pools have been noted in the Blue Oak-Gray Pine Woodland.

Words that rhyme with vernal

colonel, diurnal, eternal, external, fraternal, infernal, internal, journal, kernel, maternal, nocturnal, paternal, supernal

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