prevernal

adjective
pre·​vernal | \ "+ \

Definition of prevernal

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

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History and Etymology for prevernal

pre- + vernal

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“Prevernal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prevernal. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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