See also: æstivation
- (biology) A state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer: the summer version of hibernation.
- (botany) The arrangement (vernation) of the parts of a flower inside a bud; prefloration.
- (obsolete) The spending or passing of a summer.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer
(obsolete) spending or passing the summer