Vespertinal
Vespertinal Ves"per*ti`nal, a. Vespertine. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • vespertinal — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|tīnəl adjective Etymology: Late Latin vespertinalis, from Latin vespertinus + alis al : vespertine became purely vespertinal, never stirring abroad till after dark J.R.Lowell …   Useful english dictionary

  • vespertinal — ves·per·ti·nal …   English syllables

  • vespertine — /ves peuhr tin, tuyn /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening: vespertine stillness. 2. Bot. opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers. 3. Zool. appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular. Also,… …   Universalium

  • vespertine — /ˈvɛspətaɪn/ (say vespuhtuyn) adjective 1. of, relating to, or occurring in the evening. 2. Botany opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers. 3. Zoology appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular. Also, vespertinal… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vespertine — [ves΄pər tī′nəlves′pər tin, ves′pərtīn΄] adj. [L vespertinus < vesper: see VESPER] 1. of or occurring in the evening 2. Bot. opening or blossoming in the evening 3. Zool. becoming active or flying in the early evening: cf. CREPUSCULAR (sense… …   English World dictionary

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