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Meaning of PERENNIAL

Pronunciation:  pu'reneeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a plant lasting for three seasons or more
  2. [adj]  recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
  3. [adj]  (botany) lasting three seasons or more; "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"
  4. [adj]  lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; "perennial happiness"
 

PERENNIAL is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: continual, long, recurrent, repeated
 
 Antonyms: annual, biennial, one-year, two-year
 
 See Also: button snakeroot, Eryngium yuccifolium, flora, plant, plant life, rattlesnake master, rattlesnake's master

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Per*en"ni*al\, a. [L. perennis that lasts the whole
    year through; per through + annus year. See {Per-}, and
    {Annual}.]
    1. ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial
       fountains.
    
    2. Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual;
       unceasing; never failing.
    
             The perennial existence of bodies corporate.
                                                   --Burke.
    
    3. (Bot.) Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial
       steam, or root, or plant.
    
    Syn: Perpetual; unceasing; never failing; enduring;
         continual; permanent; uninterrupted.
    
    
  2. \Per*en"ni*al\, n. (Bot.)
    A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than
    two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Refers to a plant that lives for more than two years; it may or may not lose its leaves or seem to die back at the end of a growing season.
  2. Lasting throughout the year, as for continually flowing streams.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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