Definition of vernal in English:

vernal

adjective

  • Of, in, or appropriate to spring:

    ‘the vernal freshness of the land’
    • ‘A little bit of the vernal season becomes a part of you.’
    • ‘At vernal Iguacu National Park, the valves are wide open in a staggering demonstration of Nature's force.’
    • ‘At least four listed vernal pool species also will benefit.’
    • ‘Thirteen vernal pools, ranging in size from a quarter acre to nearly twenty-five acres, develop mostly on the tops of mesas.’
    • ‘Remaining vernal pools within an area of approximately 36,500 acres in San Diego and Orange counties are included in the proposal.’
    • ‘The same trend is evident in midge populations that occur in shallow vernal ponds in this marsh.’
    • ‘This past spring, I visited one such impermanent place, a vernal pool tucked into the base of Ruffner Mountain.’
    • ‘The independent responses of vernal and summer herb communities to topography or disturbance are rarely considered.’
    • ‘Swans were racing along in the vernal currents.’
    • ‘Like its predecessors, the album arrives just in time for Spring and comes bearing more than a few certifiable vernal jams.’
    • ‘It exudes the aroma of flowery vernal Kashmir landscape.’
    • ‘He wants to write big, important, unforgettable, unusual books, whose sentences zing with vernal energy.’
    • ‘Officially the start of the Chinese lunar new year, it is a grand religious, patriotic, vernal, and family holiday rolled into one.’
    • ‘Of course, spring has its vernal breezes, thriving greenness, seasonal promises and so on.’
    • ‘The correct Latin term for spring flowering is vernal, as in Leucojum vernum, the spring snowflake, and Crocus vernus, the Dutch crocus.’
    • ‘She is impudently vernal, like Hogarth's more plebeian Shrimp-Girl, and even more fluorescent in her dewiness.’
    • ‘Right ascension, measures the easterly distance of an object from the vernal point, along the plane of the celestial equator.’
    • ‘Many vernal pools themselves are simply filled.’
    • ‘I even felt a little vernal as I got up this morning, actually, but at the time I put it down to the Nepali I had for lunch yesterday.’
    • ‘After the spring rains Sullivan Canyon, which lies behind my house in Bel Air, California, is a vernal paradise.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin vernalis, from vernus of the spring, from ver spring.

Pronunciation:

vernal

/ˈvəːn(ə)l/