Equinoctial



[ee-kwuh-nok-shuh l, ek-wuh-] /ˌi kwəˈnɒk ʃəl, ˌɛk wə-/

adjective
1.
pertaining to an or the , or to the equality of day and night.
2.
pertaining to the .
3.
occurring at or about the time of an .
4.
Botany. (of a flower) opening regularly at a certain hour.
noun
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/ˌiːkwɪˈnɒkʃəl/
adjective
1.
relating to or occurring at either or both equinoxes
2.
(of a plant) having flowers that open and close at specific regular times
3.
(astronomy) of or relating to the celestial equator
noun
4.
a storm or gale at or near an equinox
5.
another name for celestial equator
equinoctial
(ē’kwə-nŏk’shəl, ěk’wə-)
Adjective

Noun See celestial equator.

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