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vespertine

[ves-per-tin, -tahyn] /ˈvɛs pər tɪn, -ˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening:
vespertine stillness.
2.
Botany. opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers.
3.
Zoology. appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular.
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[ves-per-tahyn-l] /ˌvɛs pərˈtaɪn l/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Latin vespertīnus, equivalent to vesper vesper + -tīnus adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for vespertinal

vespertine

/ˈvɛspəˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
(botany, zoology) appearing, opening, or active in the evening: vespertine flowers
2.
occurring in the evening or (esp of stars) appearing or setting in the evening
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Word Origin and History for vespertinal

vespertine

adj.

c.1500, "of the evening," from Latin vespertinus, from vesper (see vesper).

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