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 (pĕr′ə-nāt′, pə-rĕn′āt)
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.]

per′en·na′tion n.
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(Botany) botany the survival of a plant through the winter or dry season
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Noun1.perennation - the process of living through a number of years (as a perennial plant)
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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Embryos are natural organs of perennation many of which typically become dormant.
The water, starch, and sugar storage by parenchyma of widely known vegetables (e.g., Brassica oleracea) and condiments (Armoracia lapathifolia), although increased in extent in cultivars, is basic to storage for flower and seed production or for perennation.
Consequently, studies on the tillering pattern of the forage plant after deferment periods and periods of utilization of the deferred pastures are of paramount importance since tillering is the main source of perennation of forage grasses.