perennate(redirected from perennates)
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intr.v. per·en·nat·ed, per·en·nat·ing, per·en·nates
To survive from one growing season to the next, often with a period of reduced or arrested growth between seasons. Used of plants or plant parts.
[Latin perennāre, perennāt-, to last many years, from perennis, lasting for years; see perennial.]
(Botany) (intr) (of plants) to live from one growing season to another, usually with a period of reduced activity between seasons
[C17: from Latin perennātus, from perennāre, from per- (through) + annus year]
Past participle: perennated
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|Verb||1.||perennate - survive from season to season, of plants|
live on, survive, last, live, endure, hold out, hold up, go - continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"