Autumnal signs
Autumnal Au*tum"nal, a. [L. auctumnalis, autumnalis: cf. F. automnal.] 1. Of, belonging to, or peculiar to, autumn; as, an autumnal tint; produced or gathered in autumn; as, autumnal fruits; flowering in autumn; as, an autumnal plant. [1913 Webster]

Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In Vallombrosa. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Past the middle of life; in the third stage. [1913 Webster]

An autumnal matron. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

{Autumnal equinox}, the time when the sun crosses the equator, as it proceeds southward, or when it passes the autumnal point.

{Autumnal point}, the point of the equator intersected by the ecliptic, as the sun proceeds southward; the first point of Libra.

{Autumnal signs}, the signs Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius, through which the sun passes between the autumnal equinox and winter solstice. [1913 Webster]


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