sweet vernal grass
Vernal Ver"nal, a. [L. vernalis, fr. vernus vernal, ver spring; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vasanta, Icel. v[=a]r, and E. Easter, east.] 1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Belonging to youth, the spring of life. [1913 Webster]

When after the long vernal day of life. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

And seems it hard thy vernal years Few vernal joys can show? --Keble. [1913 Webster]

{Vernal equinox} (Astron.), the time when the sun crosses the equator when proceeding northward.

{Vernal grass} (Bot.), a low, soft grass ({Anthoxanthum odoratum}), producing in the spring narrow spikelike panicles, and noted for the delicious fragrance which it gives to new-mown hay; -- also called {sweet vernal grass}. See Illust. in Appendix.

{Vernal signs} (Astron.), the signs, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini, in which the sun appears between the vernal equinox and summer solstice. [1913 Webster]


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  • sweet vernal grass — kvapioji gardūnytė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Anthoxanthum odoratum), paplitęs Europoje, Afrikoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Anthoxanthum odoratum angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet vernal grass — a Eurasian meadow grass, Anthoxanthum odoratum, found throughout North America, having clusters of brownish green flowers. [1835 45] * * * ▪ plant also called  vernal grass        any of about four species of fragrant annual and perennial grasses …   Universalium

  • sweet vernal grass — noun : a slender European grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum) that is often planted with other grasses for its fragrance and has narrow spikelike panicles in early spring called also vernal grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet vernal grass — noun a perennial grass with a strong smell of new mown hay, Anthoxanthum odoratum, widespread in temperate regions …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vernal grass — Vernal Ver nal, a. [L. vernalis, fr. vernus vernal, ver spring; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vasanta, Icel. v[=a]r, and E. Easter, east.] 1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Belonging to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vernal grass — (also sweet vernal grass) noun a sweet scented grass which is sometimes grown as a meadow or hay grass. [Anthoxanthum odoratum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • vernal grass — noun : sweet vernal grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vernal — Ver nal, a. [L. vernalis, fr. vernus vernal, ver spring; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vasanta, Icel. v[=a]r, and E. Easter, east.] 1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Belonging to youth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vernal equinox — Vernal Ver nal, a. [L. vernalis, fr. vernus vernal, ver spring; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vasanta, Icel. v[=a]r, and E. Easter, east.] 1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Belonging to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vernal signs — Vernal Ver nal, a. [L. vernalis, fr. vernus vernal, ver spring; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vasanta, Icel. v[=a]r, and E. Easter, east.] 1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Belonging to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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