the season of spring.
the first or earliest period: the springtime of love.

Origin of springtime

First recorded in 1485–95; spring + time
Also called spring·tide [spring-tahyd] /ˈsprɪŋˌtaɪd/.
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Also called: springtide (ˈsprɪŋˌtaɪd) the season of spring
the earliest, usually the most attractive, period of the existence of something
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Word Origin and History for springtime

late 15c., from spring (n.1) + time (n.).

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