HyperDic: biennial

English > 3 senses of the word biennial:
ADJECTIVEallbiennial, two-yearhaving a life cycle lasting two seasons
allbiennial, biyearlyoccurring every second year
NOUNplantbiennial(botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete
biennial > pronunciation
Soundsbayeh'niyahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > biennial: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving a life cycle lasting two seasons.
Examples
  • "a biennial life cycle"
  • "parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals"
Synonymtwo-year
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Oppositeannual, one-yearcompleting its life cycle within a year
perenniallasting three seasons or more
Spanishbienal
Nounsbiennial(botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete
English > biennial: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOccurring every second year.
Example"they met at biennial conventions"
Synonymbiyearly
Broaderperiodic, periodicalhappening or recurring at regular intervals
Spanishbienal
Adverbsbienniallyevery two years
English > biennial: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaning(botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season.
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Broaderplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Spanishbienal, planta bianual
Catalanplanta bianual
Adjectivesbiennialhaving a life cycle lasting two seasons

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