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  Summer  is one of the four seasons of temperate zones.
 The warmest season of the year habitually associated with hot and often dry weather.
The season of the year between Spring and Autumn when plants frequently have a period of reduced growth or even dormancy due to the hot temperature and dry weather of some temperate areas. A number of flowering plants flowers and carry fruits this time of year.
It begins with the
summer solstice (around June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, and 21 December in the Southern Hemisphere), and ends with the autumnal equinox (around  September 22 in the Northern hemisphere and 21 March in the Southern hemisphere )
It runs from June to August in the Northern Hemisphere, and from December to February in the Southern Hemisphere.
Summer   (Adjective)
Synonym: Aestival
  1) Having to do with, occurring in, or appropriate to the season of summer.
For example: summer dormancy, summer growth.
2) Grown during the season of summer. Aestival
For example: summer flowers; summer crops.
Summer   [ Horticulture]
Transitive and  intransitive verb: past and  past participle summered ,  present participle summering, 3rd person present singular winters)
  1) To shelter, keep, or care for during the summer.
For example: Light sensitive plant summered under a shadow.

2) To pass the summer.
For example: plants that summer retracted below the soil level.

v. sum•mered, sum•mer•ing, sum•mers
v. tr.

To lodge or keep during the summer: summered the herd in the south meadow.
v. intr.

To pass the summer: They summered at a beach resort.

1. Of, having to do with, occurring in, or appropriate to the season of summer: summer heat; summer attire.

2. Grown during the season of summer: summer crops.




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