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Apr 06 2020 22

Austral is an adjective that means related to the southern hemisphere.

You may recognize our word of the day as being embedded in the name of the country and continent Australia. This is no coincidence. The Latin word auster (OW ster) means ‘south,’ just perfect for a nation located in the Southwestern Pacific ocean.

I might visit New Zealand the next time I’m in the mood for austral travel. The southern hemisphere is such a lovely place to take photographs.