Crepuscular vs Crepuscule - What's the difference?
| Derived terms
Crepuscular is a derived term of crepuscule.
As a adjective crepuscular
is of or resembling twilight; dim.
As a noun crepuscule is
Of or resembling twilight; dim.
(zoology) Active at or around dusk, dawn or twilight.
* 1999 , J. Anne Helgren, Communicating with Your Cat ,
page 51, ISBN 0764108557
- That's why cats are crepuscular — most active at dawn and dusk — because mice and rats forage for food during these hours when fewer of their natural enemies are around.
* 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 54:
- Van watched them with the same pleasurable awe he had experienced as a child, when, lost in the purple crepuscule of an Italian hotel garden, in an alley of cypresses, he supposed they were golden ghouls or the passing fancies of the garden.