brumal adj : characteristic of or relating to winter; "bears in brumal sleep" [syn: hibernal, hiemal]
EtymologyFrom the brumalis, from bruma (meaning winter) which is a contraction of brevima, (meaning ‘the shortest day’).
- belonging to winter; winter-like
- characteristic or related to winter
- occurring in winter
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