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vernal

ver´nal   Pronunciation: vẽr´nal
a.1.Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom.
And purple all the ground with vernal flowers.
- Milton.
2.Fig.: Belonging to youth, the spring of life.
When after the long vernal day of life.
- Thomson.
And seems it hard thy vernal years
Few vernal joys can show?
- Keble.
Vernal equinox
(Astron.) the point of time in each year when the sun crosses the equator when proceeding northward, about March 21, when day and night are of approximately equal duration. The beginning of the Spring season.
Vernal grass
(Bot.) a low, soft grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum), producing in the spring narrow spikelike panicles, and noted for the delicious fragrance which it gives to new-mown hay; - also called sweet vernal grass. See Illust. in Appendix.
Vernal signs
(Astron.) the signs, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini, in which the sun appears between the vernal equinox and summer solstice.
Adj.1.vernal - suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
Synonyms: youthful
2.vernal - of or characteristic of or occurring in spring; "the vernal equinox"
Antonyms:
autumnal - of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn; "the autumnal equinox"; "autumnal fruits"
summery - belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer; "summery weather"; "summery dresses"
wintery, wintry - characteristic of or occurring in winter; "suffered severe wintry weather"; "brown wintry grasses"
aestival, arctic, autumn, autumnal, beryl-green, berylline, blue-green, bluish-green, boreal, brumal, budding, callow, canicular, chartreuse, chloranemic, chlorine, chlorotic, citrine, citrinous, dewy, emerald, equinoctial, ever-new, evergreen, firsthand, fledgling, foliaged, fresh, glaucescent, glaucous, glaucous-green, grassy, green, green as grass, green-blue, greenish, greenish-blue, greenish-yellow, greensick, growing, hibernal, hiemal, holly, immature, impubic, inexperienced, ingenuous, innocent, intact, ivy, ivy-green, juicy, leafy, leaved, maiden, maidenly, midsummer, midwinter, minor, naive, neoteric, nestling, new, new-fledged, olivaceous, olive, olive-green, original, out of season, porraceous, pristine, raw, ripening, sappy, seasonal, sempervirent, smaragdine, solstitial, spring, springlike, summer, summerlike, summerly, summery, tender, unadult, unbeaten, underage, undeveloped, unfledged, unformed, unhandled, unlicked, unmellowed, unripe, unseasoned, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, verdant, verdurous, vernant, vert, virescent, virgin, virginal, winter, winterlike, wintery, wintry, yellowish-green, young
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vernacular art
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vernal equinox
Vernal grass
vernal iris
Vernal signs
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Vernant
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Verner's law
VERnet
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