Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Definitions for serotinal
- pertaining to or occurring in late summer.
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Citations for serotinal
The night condenses into me, allays the bonds of my serotinal blight. Count Dracula and I share in this flight: we seek moist shadows underneath the quays, in marrow-darkness bid our bodies twist.
Botanists use the word serotinous to describe late-blossoming, and serotinal refers to the late-summer season of the year, especially used in descriptions of life-histories of freshwater organisms (Allaby 1985).
Origin of serotinal
Serotinal entered English in the early twentieth century. It is derived from the Latin word sērōtinus meaning "late of time."