Vernal
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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  • vernal — vernal, ale, aux [ vɛrnal, o ] adj. • XVIe; h. 1119; lat. vernalis, de vernus « printanier », de ver « printemps » ♦ Didact. De printemps. Astron. Point vernal : équinoxe de printemps. Bot. Espèce vernale, qui se développe au printemps. ● vernal …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vernal — VERNÁL, Ă, vernali, e, adj. (livr.) Care ţine de primăvară, privitor la primăvară. ♢ (astron.) Punct vernal = punct de intersecţie a eclipticii cu ecuatorul ceresc, în care Soarele se află la echinocţiul de primăvară. – Din fr. vernal, lat.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Vernal — Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vernal — Ciudad de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • vernal — (Del lat. vernālis). adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la primavera. Equinoccio vernal. ☛ V. cuadrante vernal, solsticio vernal …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • vernal — vernal, ale (vèr nal, na l ) adj. Qui appartient au printemps. •   Quand l orage survient, telle on voit se pencher De la rose des champs la tête virginale ; Le rameau protecteur qui semble l ombrager Donne un nouvel éclat à sa grâce vernale,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Vernal — Vernal, UT U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 7714 Housing Units (2000): 2957 Land area (2000): 4.582314 sq. miles (11.868137 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.582314 sq. miles (11.868137 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Vernal — (v. lat.), frühlingsmäßig, dem Frühling entsprechend, zu ihm gehörig, denselben betreffend. Daher Vernales plantae, Pflanzen, welche im Frühling blühen, wohin Linné alle Alpenpflanzen rechnet …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vernal — Vernāl (lat.), frühlingsmäßig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vernal — Vernal, lat. deutsch, den Frühling betreffend, frühlingsmäßig; Vernation, die Frühlingshäutung gewisser Thiere …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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