AskDefine | Define brumal

Dictionary Definition

brumal adj : characteristic of or relating to winter; "bears in brumal sleep" [syn: hibernal, hiemal]

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Etymology

From the brumalis, from bruma (meaning winter) which is a contraction of brevima, (meaning ‘the shortest day’).

Adjective

  1. belonging to winter; winter-like
  2. characteristic or related to winter
  3. occurring in winter

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