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perennial

per·en·ni·al

perennial

 
 
pronunciation:
p re ni l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lasting throughout the year, for many years, or indefinitely; constant.
perennial beautyperennial dissatisfaction
definition 2: continual or recurrent.
a perennial problem with overcrowding
similar words:
continual
definition 3: in botany, having a life cycle of more than two years.
perennial roses
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a plant that has a life span of longer than two years.
derivations: perennially (adv.), perenniality (n.)
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