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Word of the Day
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Definitions for vernal

  1. Appearing or occurring in spring.
  2. Of or pertaining to spring.
  3. Appropriate to or suggesting spring; springlike.

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Citations for vernal
By and by a bird piped in the garden; the shriek of a swallow made itself heard from a distance; the vernal day was beginning to stir from the light… William Dean Howells, A Foregone Conclusion
Where are you trampling vernal blooms? Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin
Origin of vernal
Vernal stems from the Latin word vernus meaning "pertaining to spring." It is related to the word "verdant."