Definition of aestival in English:

aestival

(US estival)

Pronunciation /ˈiːstɪv(ə)l//iːˈstʌɪv(ə)l//ˈɛstɪv(ə)l//ɛˈstʌɪv(ə)l/

adjective

technical
  • Belonging to or appearing in summer.

    • ‘He grouped species into ephemeral, aestival, and evergreen.’
    • ‘In the first study, aestival survival of the plant was tested at two moisture levels.’
    • ‘It is the typical estival weather in Beijing.’
    • ‘Geographical variation results in clinal variation triggering aestival dormancy.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin aestivalis, from aestivus, from aestus ‘heat’.

Pronunciation

aestival

/ˈiːstɪv(ə)l//iːˈstʌɪv(ə)l//ˈɛstɪv(ə)l//ɛˈstʌɪv(ə)l/