prevernal

adjective

pre·​vernal
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1
: early flowering or leafing
used of plants that unfold their leaves or flowers before the rest of the plants in their locality
2
: of or relating to the end of winter and the beginning of spring : occurring early in the growing season
prevernal activity of a ground spider
prevernal group of migratory birds

Word History

Etymology

pre- + vernal

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“Prevernal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prevernal. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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