Nocturnal
Nocturnal Noc*tur"nal, a. [L. nocturnalis, nocturnus, fr. nox, noctis, night. See {Night}, and cf. {Nocturn}.] 1. Of, pertaining to, done or occuring in, the night; as, nocturnal darkness, cries, expedition, etc.; -- opposed to {diurnal}. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a habit of seeking food or moving about at night; as, nocturnal birds and insects; raccoons are nocturnal.; -- of animals. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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