Definitions for vespertineˈvɛs pər tɪn, -ˌtaɪn; ˌvɛs pərˈtaɪn l
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ves•per•tineˈvɛs pər tɪn, -ˌtaɪn; ˌvɛs pərˈtaɪn l(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening.
Bot. opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers.
Zool. appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular.
Origin of vespertine:
1495–1505; < L vespertīnus=vespervesper+-tīnus adj. suffix
Occurring in or related to the evening.
Pertaining to animals which are principally active at dusk.
Pertaining to plants which open or bloom in the evening.
of or pertaining to the evening; happening or being in the evening
blossoming in the evening