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Vernal

[VER-nl]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 16th century

1.

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."

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About Vernal

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).

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