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Spring Vocabulary List

Words about the spring season

balmy : warm, calm, and pleasant

bloom : to produce flowers

equinox : a day when day and night are the same length

germinate : to begin to grow : SPROUT

hatch : to emerge from an egg, pupa, or chrysalis

May Day : May 1 celebrated as a springtime festival and in some countries as Labor Day

maypole : a tall pole decorated with ribbons and flowers that forms a center for May Day sports and dances

metamorphosis : a major change in the form or structure of some animals or insects that happens as the animal or insect becomes an adult

pollen : the very fine usually yellow dust that is produced by a plant and that is carried to other plants of the same kind usually by wind or insects so that the plants can produce seeds

prune : to cut off the parts of a woody plant that are dead or not wanted

sapling : a young tree

slicker : a long, loose raincoat

sprout : to produce new leaves, buds, etc.

vernal : of, relating to, or occurring in the spring

an illustrated row of tulips

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