vernation

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noun ver·na·tion \(ˌ)vər-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of vernation

  1. :  the arrangement of foliage leaves within the bud

Origin and Etymology of vernation

borrowed from New Latin vernātiōn-, vernātiō, from Latin vernāre “to carry on as in spring, be springlike“ (verbal derivative of vernus “of spring”) + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of deverbal nouns — more at vernal


First Known Use: 1793


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