Definition of vernalize in English:

vernalize

verb

  • See vernalization

    • ‘Most plants bought in spring have been vernalized (gone through a winter dormancy) and will establish easily.’
    • ‘Jointed goatgrass may germinate as late as mid-April and still have sufficient cold weather to vernalize and produce seeds.’
    • ‘Plants from winter-type cultivars were first vernalized and then kept in the greenhouse.’
    • ‘Growers should be able to tell if the wheat has vernalized by May 21.’
    • ‘Five vernalized seedlings were planted in each pot.’

Pronunciation

vernalize

/ˈvərnlˌīz/