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 for vernal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  vernal \ver"nal\ (v[~e]r"nal), a. [L. vernalis, fr. vernus
     vernal, ver spring; akin to Gr. 'e`ar, Skr. vasanta, Icel.
     v[=a]r, and E. Easter, east.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring;
        as, vernal bloom.
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              And purple all the ground with vernal flowers.
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     2. Fig.: Belonging to youth, the spring of life.
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              When after the long vernal day of life. --Thomson.
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              And seems it hard thy vernal years
              Few vernal joys can show?             --Keble.
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     Vernal equinox (Astron.), the point of time in each year
        when the sun crosses the equator when proceeding
        northward, about March 21, when day and night are of
        approximately equal duration. The beginning of the Spring
     Vernal grass (Bot.), a low, soft grass ({Anthoxanthum
        odoratum), producing in the spring narrow spikelike
        panicles, and noted for the delicious fragrance which it
        gives to new-mown hay; -- also called sweet vernal
        grass. See Illust. in Appendix.
     Vernal signs (Astron.), the signs, Aries, Taurus, and
        Gemini, in which the sun appears between the vernal
        equinox and summer solstice.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for
             his age" [syn: youthful, vernal, young]
      2: of or characteristic of or occurring in spring; "the vernal
         equinox" [ant: autumnal, summery, wintery, wintry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "vernal":
     aestival, arctic, autumn, autumnal, beryl-green, berylline,
     blue-green, bluish-green, boreal, brumal, budding, callow,
     canicular, chartreuse, chloranemic, chlorine, chlorotic, citrine,
     citrinous, dewy, emerald, equinoctial, ever-new, evergreen,
     firsthand, fledgling, foliaged, fresh, glaucescent, glaucous,
     glaucous-green, grassy, green, green as grass, green-blue,
     greenish, greenish-blue, greenish-yellow, greensick, growing,
     hibernal, hiemal, holly, immature, impubic, inexperienced,
     ingenuous, innocent, intact, ivy, ivy-green, juicy, leafy, leaved,
     maiden, maidenly, midsummer, midwinter, minor, naive, neoteric,
     nestling, new, new-fledged, olivaceous, olive, olive-green,
     original, out of season, porraceous, pristine, raw, ripening,
     sappy, seasonal, sempervirent, smaragdine, solstitial, spring,
     springlike, summer, summerlike, summerly, summery, tender, unadult,
     unbeaten, underage, undeveloped, unfledged, unformed, unhandled,
     unlicked, unmellowed, unripe, unseasoned, untouched, untried,
     untrodden, unused, verdant, verdurous, vernant, vert, virescent,
     virgin, virginal, winter, winterlike, wintery, wintry,
     yellowish-green, young

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Vernal, UT -- U.S. city in Utah
     Population (2000):    7714
     Housing Units (2000): 2957
     Land area (2000):     4.582314 sq. miles (11.868137 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.582314 sq. miles (11.868137 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            80090
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             40.454758 N, 109.535471 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     84078
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Vernal, UT

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