serotinal

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serotinal (comparative more serotinal, superlative most serotinal)

  1. Pertaining to or occurring in late summer.
    • 1983, Philip K. Jason, Near the Fire, Dryad Press, p. 67
      the night condenses into me, allays the bonds of my serotinal blight.
      Count Dracula and I share in this flight:
      we seek moist shadows underneath the quays,
      in marrow-darkness bid our bodies twist.
    • 1986, Acta Entomologica Bohemoslovaca, Publishing House of the Academy, vol. 83, p. 114
      In these population dynamic trends obvious differences exist between the aestival and serotinal aspects.
    • 1995, Robert J. Whelan, The Ecology of Fire, Cambridge University Press, p. 96
      Botanists use the word serotinous to describe late-blossoming, and serotinal refers to the late-summer season of the year, especially used in descriptions of life-histories of freshwater organisms (Allaby 1985).

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