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deciduous

de·cid·u·ous

deciduous

pronunciation:
dih sI ju s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of trees and shrubs, having leaves that drop off seasonally each year. (Cf. evergreen.)
Oaks and maples are deciduous trees and are bare throughout the winter.
 
definition 2: dropping off at a particular season or stage of growth, as leaves or antlers.
definition 3: not of permanent interest or importance; ephemeral; transitory.
derivations: deciduously (adv.), deciduousness (n.)
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The word deciduous contains the following part:
cad, cas, cid2 Latin root that means to fall