[ prahy-muh-veer-uh l ]
/ ˌpraɪ məˈvɪər əl /
of, in, or pertaining to the early springtime: primaveral longings to sail around the world.
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Origin of primaveral
1815–25; < Spanish or Italian primaver(a) spring (also Portuguese, Provençal, Catalan; compare Latin prīmō vēre in the early spring; Romance -vera probably orig. neuter plural construed as feminine, or re-formation as feminine noun) + -al1
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