vespertine

vespertine

[ves-per-tin, -tahyn]
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.
Also, vespertinal [ves-per-tahyn-l] .


Origin:
1495–1505; < Latin vespertīnus, equivalent to vesper vesper + -tīnus adj. suffix

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vespertine (ˈvɛspəˌtaɪn)
 
adj
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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