: early flowering or leafing
used of plants that unfold their leaves or flowers before the rest of the plants in their locality
: 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


pre- + vernal

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“Prevernal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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