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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Definitions for vernal

  1. Appearing or occurring in spring.
  2. Of or pertaining to spring.
  3. Appropriate to or suggesting spring; springlike.

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Citations for vernal
By and by a bird piped in the garden; the shriek of a swallow made itself heard from a distance; the vernal day was beginning to stir from the light… William Dean Howells, A Foregone Conclusion
Where are you trampling vernal blooms? Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin
Origin of vernal
1525-1535
Vernal stems from the Latin word vernus meaning "pertaining to spring." It is related to the word "verdant."