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de·cid·u·ous

 (dĭ-sĭj′o͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season: deciduous trees.
2. Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth: deciduous antlers; deciduous leaves.
3. Of or relating to the primary teeth.

[From Latin dēciduus, from dēcidere, to fall off : dē-, de- + cadere, to fall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.]

de·cid′u·ous·ly adv.
de·cid′u·ous·ness n.

deciduous

(dɪˈsɪdjʊəs)
adj
1. (Botany) (of trees and shrubs) shedding all leaves annually at the end of the growing season and then having a dormant period without leaves. Compare evergreen1
2. (Zoology) (of antlers, wings, teeth, etc) being shed at the end of a period of growth
3. rare impermanent; transitory. Compare evergreen2
[C17: from Latin dēciduus falling off, from dēcidere to fall down, from cadere to fall]
deˈciduously adv
deˈciduousness n

de•cid•u•ous

(dɪˈsɪdʒ u əs)

adj.
1. shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs.
2. falling off or shed at a particular season, stage of growth, etc., as leaves, horns, or teeth.
3. impermanent; transitory.
[1650–60; < Latin dēciduus tending to fall, falling derivative of dēcid(ere) to fall off, down (dē- de- + -cidere, comb. form of cadere to fall)]
de•cid′u•ous•ly, adv.
de•cid′u•ous•ness, n.

de·cid·u·ous

(dĭ-sĭj′o͞o-əs)
1. Shedding leaves at the end of a growing season and regrowing them at the beginning of the next growing season. Most deciduous plants bear flowers and have woody stems and broad rather than needle-like leaves. Maples, oaks, elms, and aspens are deciduous. Compare evergreen.
2. Falling off or shed at a particular season or stage of growth: Deer have deciduous antlers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deciduous - (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
evergreen - (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year
2.deciduous - (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth; "deciduous teeth"
caducous, shed - shed at an early stage of development; "most amphibians have caducous gills"; "the caducous calyx of a poppy"
Translations
مُتَساقِط، مُتَناثِر
opadavý
løvfældende
lombhullató
sumargrænn
lapuotis
lapu
opadávajúci
yapraklarını döken

deciduous

[dɪˈsɪdjʊəs] ADJ [tree] → de hoja caduca

deciduous

[dɪˈsɪdjʊəs] adj [tree] → à feuilles caduques

deciduous

adj leavesdie jedes Jahr abfallen; antlersdas abgeworfen wird; deciduous tree/forestLaubbaum m/-wald m

deciduous

[dɪˈsɪdjʊəs] adjdeciduo/a

deciduous

(diˈsidjuəs) , ((American) -dʒuəs) adjective
(of trees) having leaves that fall in autumn. Oaks are deciduous trees.

de·cid·u·ous

a. deciduo-a, de permanencia temporal;
___ dentitionprimera dentición;
___ teethdientes ___ -s, dientes de leche.

deciduous

adj (dent) deciduo
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Even so, this descent could easily be said to have been further flight, so deciduously winged was the winded ferocity with which Penguin blew, what falling off there was reaching beyond itself with a whistling falsetto - stratospheric screech and a crow's caw rolled into one.
Significantly weakened, their antlers drop as deciduously as autumn leaves.