: responding to or relating to a short photoperiod
used especially of a plant
compare day-neutral, long-day

Examples of short-day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Continue short-day treatment for about six weeks or possibly up until Thanksgiving. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of short-day was in 1920

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“Short-day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-day. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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