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Autumnal equinox
Autumnal Au*tum"nal, a. [L. auctumnalis, autumnalis: cf. F. automnal.] 1. Of, belonging to, or peculiar to, autumn; as, an autumnal tint; produced or gathered in autumn; as, autumnal fruits; flowering in autumn; as, an autumnal plant. Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In Vallombrosa. --Milton. 2. Past the middle of life; in the third stage. An autumnal matron. --Hawthorne. Autumnal equinox, the time when the sun crosses the equator, as it proceeds southward, or when it passes the autumnal point. Autumnal point, the point of the equator intersected by the ecliptic, as the sun proceeds southward; the first point of Libra. Autumnal signs, the signs Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius, through which the sun passes between the autumnal equinox and winter solstice.
Vernal equinox
Vernal equinox (Astron.), the time when the sun crosses the equator when proceeding northward. 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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