Saturday, July 03, 2010
Definitions for vespertine
- Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening.
- Botany. Opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers.
- Zoology. Becoming active in the evening, as bats and owls.
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Citations for vespertine
To my own ear, I sound hyperpoetic, and I don't mean to exaggerate these vespertine moods; I think that this restlessness that I am describing was really quite ordinary.
So on we journey'd, through the evening sky / Gazing intent, far onward as our eyes, / With level view, could stretch against the bright / Vespertine ray: and lo ! by slow degrees / Gathering, a fog made towards us, dark as night.
Origin of vespertine
Vespertine derives from Latin vespertīnus, "evening."