Part of speech: adjective

Belonging to spring; also, pertaining to youth.

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Usage examples "vernal":

  1. Even a straggling wasp or two winnowing down over the table, was not unwelcome, as a sure guarantee that summer was here: rich, glowing, vernal, English summer. - "The Heath Hover Mystery", Bertram Mitford.
  2. And, as if it were part of this vernal efflorescence, the eminence itself was crowned with that latest flower of progress and improvement,- the new Oak Grove Hotel! - "A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
  3. On either hand the summer woods made vernal gloom, behind the cliffs rose sharply up against the blue, and all before wound a shining road, along which the boat seemed floating like a bird on slender wings between two skies. - "Moods", Louisa May Alcott.