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Word of the Day: vernal


The word vernal has appeared in 12 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 30 in “Gnocchi, Leeks, Soupy Greens: What Else Do You Need?” by Melissa Clark:

Devouring mounds of spring greens, whether braised, boiled, stewed, sautéed or made into a tonic, is an age-old vernal tradition meant to fortify a body deprived of fresh vegetables after a winter without them.

But even in modern times, there’s still something primal about the bracing sharpness and mineral bite of those first local shoots of chard, watercress and dandelion greens. They’re a welcome change from the workaday supermarket kale and spinach I rely on in winter.

Can you correctly use the word vernal in a sentence?

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