adjective ver·nal \ˈvər-nəl\

: of, relating to, or occurring in the spring

Full Definition of VERNAL

:  of, relating to, or occurring in the spring <vernal equinox> <vernal sunshine>
:  fresh or new like the spring; also :  youthful
ver·nal·ly \-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of VERNAL

  1. trees and flowers in vernal bloom

Origin of VERNAL

Latin vernalis, alteration of vernus, from ver spring; akin to Greek ear spring, Sanskrit vasanta
First Known Use: 1530

Rhymes with VERNAL

VERNALLY Defined for Kids


adjective ver·nal \ˈvər-nəl\

Definition of VERNAL for Kids

:  marking the beginning of spring <the vernal equinox>


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