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vernal

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

In the late spring. The term is used with reference to the six-part division of the year used by ecologists, especially in relation to terrestrial and freshwater communities. Compare...

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vernal

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 272 words.

annal, channel, flannel, impanel, multichannel, panel • cracknel • grapnel, shrapnel • carnal • antennal, crenel,

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vernalize

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 161 words.

• underutilize • tranquillize (US tranquilize) • spiritualize • capsulize • memorialize • imperialize • bestialize • dialyse •

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vernalize

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 157 words.

• underutilize • tranquillize (US tranquilize) • spiritualize • capsulize • memorialize • imperialize • bestialize • dialyse •

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vernal

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 271 words.

annal, channel, flannel, impanel, multichannel, panel • cracknel • grapnel, shrapnel • carnal • antennal, crenel,

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vernal

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 35 words.

pert. to the spring. XVI. — L. vernālis, f. vernus of the spring, f. vēr spring; see -AL

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vernal equinox

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 10 words.

Astron.

Former name for dynamic equinox. See equinox.

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equinox

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 54 words.

Adjectival form: equinoctial (not equinoxial).

The vernal equinox, symbol: ϒ, is now called the dynamic equinox in astronomy and

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Aries

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 41 words.

a small constellation (the Ram), said to represent the ram whose Golden Fleece was sought by Jason and the Argonauts; in astrology, the first sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the...

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