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vernalize

[ vur-nl-ahyz ]
/ 藞v蓽r nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ver路nal路ized, ver路nal路iz路ing.
to shorten the growth period of (a plant) by chilling or other special treatment of it, its seeds, or its bulbs.
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Also especially British, ver路nal路ise .

Origin of vernalize

First recorded in 1820鈥30; vernal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM vernalize

ver路nal路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vernalize

vernalize

vernalise

/ (藞v蓽藧n蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to subject ungerminated or germinating seeds to low temperatures, which is essential for many (plants) of temperate environments to ensure germination in some species and flowering in others

Derived forms of vernalize

vernalization or vernalisation, noun
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