vespertine[ves′pər tin, -tīn′]
- of or occurring in the evening
- Bot. opening or blossoming in the evening
- Zool. becoming active or flying in the early evening
Origin: L vespertinus from vesper: see vesper
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- Of, relating to, or occurring in the evening.
- Botany Opening or blooming in the evening.
- Zoology Becoming active in the evening, as bats and owls; crepuscular.
Origin: Latin vespertīnus, from vesper, evening; see Vesper .