Gene, 1907–1998, U.S. actor and singer.
the season between summer and winter; fall. In the Northern Hemisphere it is from the September equinox to the December solstice; in the Southern Hemisphere it is from the March equinox to the June solstice. a time of full maturity, especially the late stages of full maturity or, sometimes, the early stages of decline: to […]
- Autumn crocus
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, especially C. autumnale, bearing showy, crocuslike white, pink, or purple flowers in autumn. noun a liliaceous plant, Colchicum autumnale, of Europe and N Africa having pink or purplish autumn flowers Also called meadow saffron Compare saffron
belonging to or suggestive of autumn; produced or gathered in autumn: autumnal colors. past maturity or middle life. Contemporary Examples The pumpkin seeds, trapped in the heat of the caramel, are imbued with an autumnal, resiny resonance. Pumpkin Seed Brittle The Daily Beast November 24, 2008 These are autumnal deaths to expiate the sins of […]
- Autumnal equinox
See under equinox (def 1). Also called autumnal point. the position of the sun at the time of the autumnal equinox. the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox or spring equinox) […]