from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or appearing in summer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or appropriate to summer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Same as æstival, æstivate, etc.

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  • adjective Of or relating to summer.
  • adjective Coming forth in the summer.

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  • adjective (rare) of or occurring in summer


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aestīvālis, from aestīvus, from aestās, summer.]

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From Latin aestivalis.


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