What does the word vernal mean?

Usage examples for vernal

  1. 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 by Bret Harte
  2. 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 by Louisa May Alcott