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VER'NAL, adjective [Latin vernalis, from ver, spring.]

1. Belonging to the spring; appearing in spring; as vernal bloom.

Vernal flowers are preparatives to autumnal fruits.

2. Belonging to youth, the spring of life.

Vernal signs, the signs in which the sun appears in the spring.

Vernal equinox, the equinox in spring or March; opposed to the autumnal equnox, in September.