a (Also called (esp. U.S.))
fall the season of the year between summer and winter, astronomically from the September equinox to the December solstice in the N hemisphere and from the March equinox to the June solstice in the S hemisphere
b (as modifier)
2 a period of late maturity, esp. one followed by a decline (C14: from Latin autumnus, perhaps of Etruscan origin)
n a liliaceous plant, Colchicum autumnale, of Europe and N Africa having pink or purplish autumn flowers, (Also called)
meadow saffron Compare →
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