Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid 16th century
of, in, or appropriate to spring
Examples of Vernal in a sentence
"Justine paused her hike to admire the vernal forest view."
"I have a particular affection for vernal flowers, especially daffodils and tulips."
Popularity Over Time
This word originated from the Latin word “vernalis,” which developed from the words “vernus” (of the spring) and “ver” (spring).
Did you Know?
Vernal is a word used to describe all things related and associated with the season of spring — including a species of crocus (scientific name Crocus vernus), the spring snowflake flower (scientific name Leucojum vernum), and the Spring Equinox (also known as the Vernal Equinox).