of or pertaining to spring: vernal sunshine.
appearing or occurring in spring: vernal migratory movements.
appropriate to or suggesting spring; springlike: vernal greenery.
belonging to or characteristic of youth: vernal longings.

1525–35; < Latin vernālis, equivalent to vern(us) of spring (vēr spring + -nus adj. suffix) + -ālis -al1

vernally, adverb

4. youthful, fresh, new. Unabridged
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vernal (ˈvɜːnəl)
1.  of or occurring in spring
2.  poetic of or characteristic of youth; fresh
[C16: from Latin vernālis, from vēr spring]

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Word Origin & History

"pertaining to spring," 1534, from L. vernalis "of the spring," from vernus "of spring," from ver "spring," from PIE *wesr- "spring" (cf. O.N. var "spring," Gk. ear, Skt. vasantah, Pers. bahar, O.C.S. vesna "spring," Lith. vasara "summer").
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Example sentences
Vernal lushness was a month away, but the boxwood and the sculpted evergreens
  proved amply fragrant.
Anyway, if you want to learn about this not-so-special time of year, read this
  post from the vernal equinox six months ago.
The vernal equinox-one of two times each year when night and day are officially
  of equal length-is upon us.
Three more types of freshwater wetlands are bogs, swamps, and vernal pools.
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