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Belonging to or appearing in summer.
- ‘In the first study, aestival survival of the plant was tested at two moisture levels.’
- ‘Geographical variation results in clinal variation triggering aestival dormancy.’
- ‘He grouped species into ephemeral, aestival, and evergreen.’
Late Middle English: from Latin aestivalis, from aestivus, from aestus heat.
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