from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or occurring in the morning; early.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the morning; early.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the morning; coming or occurring early in the day: as, a matutinal bath.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pertaining to or occurring in the morning
Late Latin mātūtīnālis, from Latin mātūtīnus; see matins.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin mātūtīnālis, “belonging to the early morning”, from Latin mātūtīnus, “of or pertaining to the morning” (from Mātūta, Roman goddess of the dawn + -īnus, “-ine”) + -ālis, “-al”. (Wiktionary)