Definition of Aestival

1. Adjective. (rare) of or occurring in summer. "Estival winds"

Exact synonyms: Estival
Similar to: Summery



Definition of Aestival

1. Adjective. Of or relating to summer. ¹

2. Adjective. Coming forth in the summer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aestival

1. estival [adj] - See also: estival

Medical Definition of Aestival

1. Of or belonging to the summer; as, aestival diseases. [Spelt also estival. Origin: L. Aestivalis, aestivus, fr. Aestas summer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aestival

aestheticians
aestheticise
aestheticised
aestheticises
aestheticising
aestheticism
aestheticisms
aestheticize
aestheticized
aestheticizes
aestheticizing
aesthetics
aestho-physiology
aesthophysiology
aestiferous
aestival (current term)
aestivate
aestivated
aestivates
aestivating
aestivation
aestivations
aestivoautumnal
aestivoautumnal fever
aestuous
aet
aetat
aetheogam
aetheogamous
aetheogams

Literary usage of Aestival

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1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1906)
"aestival leaves simulating those of V. palmata, but quite glabrous ; truncate at base ... aestival leaves ovate-oblong in general outline, acute or pointed, ..."

2. Butterflies; Their Structure, Changes and Life-histories, with Special by Samuel Hubbard Scudder (1881)
"... in contrast to the aestival series, hibernate as half-grown caterpillars and produce the earliest brood of butterflies ; these make their appearance ..."

3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1901)
"The unusual feature of vernal and aestival foliage being present on the same plant attracted my notice, and I asked for additional material, ..."

4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1856)
"Stoles aestival, long-jointed, with small leaves, ending in autumnal bulbs, which become detached. Base of stem cord-like. 8. ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1872)
"... the caterpillars would then be forced to hibernate as those of the aestival series and become members of that series the next year; while the vernal ..."

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