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diel

[dahy-uh l, dee-] /ˈdaɪ əl, ˈdi-/
adjective, Biology.
1.
of or relating to a 24-hour period, especially a regular daily cycle, as of the physiology or behavior of an organism.
Origin of diel
1930-1935
1930-35; apparently < Latin di(ēs) day + -al1, spelling with e to avoid identity with dial
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  • The Marmalade Pippin of diel which is described in the 22 vol.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • Origin unknown; diel states he had received it from Strasland, Prussia.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • According to diel this variety originated in the environs of Halle, Prussia.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • diel, first to describe it, placed its origin at about 1806.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • diel erred in applying the synonymes of Knoops Pigeon bigarr to this variety, which is very distinct from the Pigeonnet.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • Van Mons is supposed to have originated this variety about 1800 as diel mentioned it among his best pears in 1812.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • diel stated that he received this variety from the neighborhood of Dietz in the Duchy of Nassau without any account of its origin.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • This is practically identical with the pear found by diel and described by him in 1806 under the name Rothbackige Citronatbirne.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • diel received it from Holland but German pomologists appear to have regarded it as French.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • According to diel this variety was a new pear in the first years of the last century found in the village of Hoyerswerda, Saxony.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick

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