vernal

If you enjoy the vernal lushness of the landscape, that’s a kind of fancy way to say you like the way nature looks in the springtime.

The word vernal entered English in the sixteenth century, tracing all the way back to the Latin word ver, meaning spring. Use the adjective vernal to describe something that occurs in springtime or is related to springtime. You might be familiar with the vernal equinox, which indicates the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The word vernal can also be used more broadly to describe something youthful or fresh — springlike.

Primary Meanings of vernal

1.
adj
suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
2.
adj
of or characteristic of or occurring in spring
Full Definitions of vernal
1

adj suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

Synonyms:
young, youthful
immature, young
(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
2

adj of or characteristic of or occurring in spring

“the vernal equinox”
Synonyms:
early-blooming, early-flowering, late-spring-blooming, spring-blooming, spring-flowering
of plants that bloom during the spring
Antonyms:
summery
belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer
autumnal
of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn
wintery, wintry
characteristic of or occurring in winter
aestival, estival
(rare) of or occurring in summer
summer-blooming, summer-flowering
of plants that bloom during the summer
autumn-blooming, autumn-flowering, fall-blooming, fall-flowering, late-blooming, late-flowering
of plants that bloom during the autumn
late-ripening
of plants that ripen in the fall
brumal, hibernal, hiemal
characteristic of or relating to winter
winter-blooming, winter-flowering
of plants that bloom during the winter
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