vernation

noun
ver·​na·​tion | \ (ˌ)vər-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce vernation (audio) \

Definition of vernation

: the arrangement of foliage leaves within the bud — compare estivation

First Known Use of vernation

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Vernation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vernation. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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