Pronounced: an-tee-TUSS-iv (alt: an-tie-TUSS-iv), adj/noun
Notes: I didn’t know this word, but the background was enlightening.
The word serotinal means “pertaining to or occurring in late summer”
Our word came into English in the late 1800s
Background / Comments
It is a bit of a mystery how our word came to refer to summer: our word comes from Latin – the roots are sērō (late) plus tinus (the adjectival form of time) plus -al (having the form or character of). So, we have late and time… but why summer, and not (for example), winter?