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perennial


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perennial  \Per*en"ni*al\,  a.  [L.  perennis  that  lasts  the  whole 
  year  through  per  through  +  annus  year.  See  {Per-},  and 
  {Annual}.] 
  1.  ing  or  continuing  through  the  year;  as  perennial 
  fountains. 
 
  2.  Continuing  without  cessation  or  intermission;  perpetual; 
  unceasing;  never  failing. 
 
  The  perennial  existence  of  bodies  corporate. 
  --Burke. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Continuing  more  than  two  years;  as  a  perennial 
  steam,  or  root,  or  plant. 
 
  Syn:  Perpetual;  unceasing;  never  failing;  enduring; 
  continual;  permanent;  uninterrupted. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perennial  \Per*en"ni*al\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  perennial  plant;  a  plant  which  lives  or  continues  more  than 
  two  years,  whether  it  retains  its  leaves  in  winter  or  not 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  perennial 
  adj  1:  (botany)  lasting  three  seasons  or  more  "the  common 
  buttercup  is  a  popular  perennial  plant"  [ant:  {annual}, 
  {biennial}] 
  2:  lasting  an  indefinitely  long  time;  suggesting  self-renewal; 
  "perennial  happiness" 
  3:  recurring  again  and  again  "perennial  efforts  to  stipulate 
  the  requirements"  [syn:  {recurrent},  {repeated}] 
  n  :  a  plant  lasting  for  three  seasons  or  more 




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