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From Latin aestivalis.

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aestival (comparative more aestival, superlative most aestival)

  1. Of or relating to summer.
    • 1938, James Agee, Knoxville: Summer of 1915:
      A horse, drawing a buggy, breaking his hollow iron music on the asphalt; a loud auto, a quiet auto; people in pairs, not in a hurry, scuffling, switching their weight of aestival body, talking casually; the taste hovering over them of vanilla, strawberry, pasteboard, and starched milk; the image upon them of lovers and horsemen, squared with clowns in hueless amber.
  2. Coming forth in the summer.

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