Definitions

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  • adj. Belonging to winter; done in winter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to winter; done in winter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An improper form of hiemal.

Etymologies

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Latin hyemalis, or better hiemalis, from hyems, hiems, winter: compare French hyémal.

Examples

  • Page 263 having to trudge too far after their liquor; to shoot for beef; to hunt; to attend gander pullings; to vote at elections; to eat and to sleep; to lounge in the sunshine of a bright summer's day, and to bask in the warmth of a roaring wood fire, when summer days are over, and the calm autumn stillness has given place to the blustering turbulence of hyemal storms.

    Social relations in our Southern States,

  • The solstices, you will remember, are two in each year, the aestival or summer solstice, and the hyemal or winter solstice.

    A View of Nature: In Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps

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