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Definition of "vernal" []

  • Of, relating to, or occurring in the spring. (adjective)
  • Characteristic of or resembling spring. (adjective)
  • Fresh and young; youthful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vernal" in a sentence
  • "The term vernal pool originally referred only to small, intermittently filled wetlands found in the Mediterranean-type climate of the western United States."
  • "Historically, March 21 is known as the vernal equinox -- an equal balance of light and dark."
  • "I have half filled this sheet, which capability I attribute, chiefly, to the sweet fields that are now smiling in vernal beauty before me."