- of, relating to, or occurring in the evening: vespertine stillness.
- Botany. opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers.
- Zoology. appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular.
- botany zoology appearing, opening, or active in the eveningvespertine flowers
- occurring in the evening or (esp of stars) appearing or setting in the evening
c.1500, “of the evening,” from Latin vespertinus, from vesper (see vesper).