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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Au·tum·nal a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn; "the
             autumnal equinox"; "autumnal fruits" [ant: wintry, vernal,
      2: characteristic of late maturity verging on decline; "a
         serene autumnal mood"