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bi·en·ni·al

 (bī-ĕn′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Lasting or living for two years.
2. Happening every second year.
3. Botany Having a life cycle that normally takes two growing seasons to complete.
n.
1. An event that occurs every two years.
2. Botany
a. A plant that normally requires two seasons to complete its life cycle, growing usually as a rosette in the first season and producing flowers and fruits and then dying in the second season.
b. A perennial plant, such as the English daisy, cultivated as a biennial.

bi·en′ni·al·ly adv.

biennial

(baɪˈɛnɪəl)
adj
1. occurring every two years
2. lasting two years. Compare biannual
n
3. (Botany) a plant, such as the carrot, that completes its life cycle within two years, developing vegetative storage parts during the first year and flowering and fruiting in its second year. Compare annual3, perennial3
4. an event that takes place every two years
biˈennially adv

bi•en•ni•al

(baɪˈɛn i əl)

adj.
1. happening every two years: biennial games.
2. lasting or enduring for two years.
3. (of a plant) requiring two years to complete a life cycle; blooming and forming seeds in the second year.
n.
4. an event occurring once in two years.
5. a biennial plant.
Also, biyearly (for defs. 1, 2).
[1615–25]
bi•en′ni•al•ly, adv.

bi·en·ni·al

(bī-ĕn′ē-əl)
Adjective
Completing a life cycle normally in two growing seasons.
Noun
A biennial plant. Carrots, parsnips, and sugar beets are some examples of biennials.

biennial

1. A plant with a two-year life cycle.
2. A plant that dies after its second growing season, usually not flowering until the second year.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biennial - (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to completebiennial - (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
Adj.1.biennial - having a life cycle lasting two seasonsbiennial - having a life cycle lasting two seasons; "a biennial life cycle"; "parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
annual, one-year - completing its life cycle within a year; "a border of annual flowering plants"
perennial - lasting three seasons or more; "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"
2.biennial - occurring every second year; "they met at biennial conventions"
periodic, periodical - happening or recurring at regular intervals; "the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust"
Translations
، حادِثٌ أو عائِشٌ كلَّ سَنَتيْن
dvouletý
toårig
kétévenkénti
tvíær
dvimetis
divgadīgs
iki yıllık

biennial

[baɪˈenɪəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= every two years) → bienal
2. (Bot) → bianual
B. N (= plant) → planta f bienal

biennial

[baɪˈɛniəl]
adj
[festival, event, conference] → biennal(e)
[plant] → bisannuel(le)
n (= plant) → plante f bisannuelle, bisannuel m

biennial

adj (= every two years)zweijährlich; (rare, = lasting two years) → zweijährig
n (Bot) → zweijährige Pflanze

biennial

[baɪˈɛnɪəl]
1. adjbiennale
2. n (pianta) → biennale f

biennial

(baiˈeniəl) adjective
(of plants etc) lasting for two years. Wallflowers are biennial; a biennial plant.
References in classic literature ?
Is it probable that it would be persevered in, and transmitted along through all the successive variations in a representative body, which biennial elections would naturally produce in both houses?
In order to decide on the propriety of this article, two questions must be considered: first, whether biennial elections will, in this case, be safe; secondly, whether they be necessary or useful.
And if we may argue from the degree of liberty retained even under septennial elections, and all the other vicious ingredients in the parliamentary constitution, we cannot doubt that a reduction of the period from seven to three years, with the other necessary reforms, would so far extend the influence of the people over their representatives as to satisfy us that biennial elections, under the federal system, cannot possibly be dangerous to the requisite dependence of the House of Representatives on their constituents.
As far as we can draw any conclusion from it, it must be that if the people of that country have been able under all these disadvantages to retain any liberty whatever, the advantage of biennial elections would secure to them every degree of liberty, which might depend on a due connection between their representatives and themselves.
Have we any reason to infer, from the spirit and conduct of the representatives of the people, prior to the Revolution, that biennial elections would have been dangerous to the public liberties?
for the nobler plants are valued for the fruit they bear at last in the air and light, far from the ground, and are not treated like the humbler esculents, which, though they may be biennials, are cultivated only till they have perfected their root, and often cut down at top for this purpose, so that most would not know them in their flowering season.
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