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per·en·ni·al

 (pə-rĕn′ē-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Lasting an indefinitely long time; enduring: an author's perennial popularity among children.
b. Appearing again and again or year after year; recurrent: a perennial contender for the championship. See Synonyms at continual.
2. Botany Living three or more years.
3. Lasting or active throughout the year: a perennial stream.
n.
1. Botany A perennial plant.
2. Something that recurs or seems to recur on a yearly or continual basis: "that hardy perennial, the budget deficit" (David S. Broder).

[Latin perennis (per-, throughout; see per- + annus, year; see at- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -al.]

per·en′ni·al·ly adv.

perennial

(pəˈrɛnɪəl)
adj
1. lasting throughout the year or through many years
2. everlasting; perpetual
n
(Horticulture) a woody or herbaceous plant that can continue its growth for at least two years. Compare annual3, biennial3
[C17: from Latin perennis continual, from per through + annus year]
perˈennially adv

per•en•ni•al

(pəˈrɛn i əl)

adj.
1. lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring.
2. (of plants) having a life cycle lasting more than two years.
3. lasting or continuing throughout the entire year, as a stream.
4. perpetual; recurrent.
n.
5. a perennial plant.
6. something that is continuing or recurrent.
[1635–45; < Latin perenni(s) lasting the whole year through (per- per- + -enn-, comb. form of annus year + -is adj. suffix) + -al1]
per•en`ni•al′i•ty, n.
per•en′ni•al•ly, adv.

per·en·ni·al

(pə-rĕn′ē-əl) Botany
Adjective
Living for three or more years.
Noun
A perennial plant. Asters, irises, and peonies are some examples of perennials.

perennial

- First meant "remaining leafy throughout the year"; plants living three or more years—dying aboveground and sending up fresh growth every year—are perennials.
See also related terms for sending.

perennial

1. A plant that lives for several years, e.g. oak.
2. Any plant that lives for three or more years. There are two types: woody perennials, such as trees and shrubs; and herbaceous perennials, which do not have any woody stems above ground.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perennial - (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or moreperennial - (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
button snakeroot, Eryngium yuccifolium, rattlesnake master, rattlesnake's master - coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite
Adj.1.perennial - lasting three seasons or more; "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"
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"
biennial, two-year - having a life cycle lasting two seasons; "a biennial life cycle"; "parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals"
2.perennial - lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; "perennial happiness"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
3.perennial - recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
continual - occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters"

perennial

adjective continual, lasting, continuing, permanent, constant, enduring, chronic, persistent, abiding, lifelong, perpetual, recurrent, never-ending, incessant, unchanging, inveterate the perennial urban problems of drugs and homelessness

perennial

adjective
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time:
Translations
دائِم، مُسْتَمِر
trvalkatrvalý
flerårigflerårig plante
évelõévelő
fjölær jurt
daugiametis
daudzgadīgs
trvalka
trajnicavečletna rastlina
iki yıldan fazla yaşayan

perennial

[pəˈrenɪəl]
A. ADJ (Bot) → perenne; [problem] → perenne, eterno
perennial youthla juventud eterna
it's a perennial complaintes una queja constante
B. N (Bot) → planta f perenne, planta f vivaz

perennial

[pəˈrɛniəl]
adj
(= never-ending) → perpétuel(le)
[plant] → vivace
nplante f vivace

perennial

adj plantmehrjährig, perennierend; (= perpetual, constant)immer während, ewig; (= regularly recurring)immer wiederkehrend; buying Christmas presents is a perennial problemder Kauf von Weihnachtsgeschenken ist ein alljährlich wiederkehrendes Problem
n (Bot) → perennierende or mehrjährige Pflanze

perennial

[pəˈrɛnɪəl]
1. adjperenne
2. n (Bot) → pianta perenne

perennial

(pəˈreniəl) noun, adjective
(a plant) which lasts for more than two years. Daffodils are perennial plants; They are perennials.
References in classic literature ?
But roses only bloom in summer; whereas the fine carnation of their cheeks is perennial as sunlight in the seventh heavens.
My desire for knowledge is intermittent, but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.
Huckleberry was always dressed in the cast-off clothes of full-grown men, and they were in perennial bloom and fluttering with rags.
It was bare of flowers because the perennial plants had been cut down for their winter rest, but there were tall shrubs and low ones which grew together at the back of the bed, and as the robin hopped about under them she saw him hop over a small pile of freshly turned up earth.
Persuasion distilled from his mildly-curling lips; and, shabby as he was, perennial flowers of courtesy bloomed all over him from head to foot.
And it chanced that the direction of my scientific studies, which led wholly towards the mystic and the transcendental, reacted and shed a strong light on this consciousness of the perennial war among my members.
As they went down into the valley of the Thyme, the babble of the stream rose into the air like a perennial laughter.
In spring, by the Imperial command, The pool of Hua`ch`ing beheld her stand, Laving her body in the crystal wave Whose dimpled fount a warmth perennial gave.
Adam walked round by the rick-yard, at present empty of ricks, to the little wooden gate leading into the garden--once the well- tended kitchen-garden of a manor-house; now, but for the handsome brick wall with stone coping that ran along one side of it, a true farmhouse garden, with hardy perennial flowers, unpruned fruit- trees, and kitchen vegetables growing together in careless, half- neglected abundance.
It is at once a consequence and an indication of his perennial existence.
The mill still worked on, food being a perennial necessity; the abbey had perished, creeds being transient.
The door is opened by the perennial Judy, who, having surveyed them from top to toe with no particular favour, but indeed with a malignant sneer, leaves them standing there while she consults the oracle as to their admission.