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deciduous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deciduous  \De*cid"u*ous\  (?;  135),  a.  [L.  deciduus,  fr  dec?dere 
  to  fall  off  de-  +  cadere  to  fall.  See  {Chance}.]  (Biol.) 
  Falling  off  or  subject  to  fall  or  be  shed,  at  a  certain 
  season,  or  a  certain  stage  or  interval  of  growth,  as  leaves 
  (except  of  evergreens)  in  autumn,  or  as  parts  of  animals, 
  such  as  hair,  teeth,  antlers,  etc.;  also  shedding  leaves  or 
  parts  at  certain  seasons,  stages,  or  intervals;  as  deciduous 
  trees;  the  deciduous  membrane. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deciduous 
  adj  :  shedding  foliage  at  the  end  of  the  growing  season  [ant:  {evergreen}] 




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