Aestival



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adjective (rare)
of or occurring in summer
adjective

pertaining to summer
Word Origin

Latin aestas ‘summer’
Usage Note

variant of estival

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    . Historical Examples In such cases the insect must aestivate rather than hibernate. Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed The Australian mudfish (Ceratodus) is not known to hibernate or aestivate. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4 Various verb (intransitive) to pass the summer (of animals such as the lungfish) to pass the summer […]

  • Aestivation

    . Historical Examples aestivation (summer sleep) is the similar condition in which other species pass periods of heat or drought in warm latitudes. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4 Various Of the physiology of aestivation nothing definite appears to have been ascertained. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4 Various noun the […]



  • Aet

    at the age of. Historical Examples The frontispiece of this edition is a lithograph by W. Hall of a portrait of Coleridge, aet. The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge Edward I.) perhaps on a foray; also Henry Lacy, who built the castle (aet. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice […]

  • Aetat.

    aetat. Latin aetatis (at the age of, aged)



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