Webster 1913 Edition
verspring; akin to Gr.
vār, and E.
Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring;
And purple all the ground with
Fig.: Belonging to youth, the spring of life.
When after the long
vernalday of life.
And seems it hard thy
vernaljoys can show?
the point of time in each year when the sun crosses the equator when proceeding northward, about March 21, when day and night are of approximately equal duration. The beginning of the Spring season.–
a low, soft grass (–
Anthoxanthum odoratum), producing in the spring narrow spikelike panicles, and noted for the delicious fragrance which it gives to new-mown hay; – also called
sweet vernal grass. See Illust. in Appendix.
the signs, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini, in which the sun appears between the vernal equinox and summer solstice.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.