HyperDic: perennial

English > 4 senses of the word perennial:
ADJECTIVEallperenniallasting three seasons or more
allperenniallasting / lasting an indefinitely long time
allperennial, recurrent, repeatedrecurring again and again
NOUNplantperennial(botany) a plant lasting / lasting for three seasons or more
perennial > pronunciation
Soundspereh'niyahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > perennial: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglasting three seasons or more.
Example"the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Oppositeannual, one-yearcompleting its life cycle within a year
biennial, two-yearHaving a life cycle lasting two seasons
Spanishperenne, perennifolio
Catalanperenne, perennifoli
Nounsperennial(botany) a plant lasting / lasting for three seasons or more
Adverbsperenniallyin a perennial manner
English > perennial: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglasting / lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal.
Example"perennial happiness"
Broaderlongprimarily temporal sense
Spanishperenne
Catalanperenne
English > perennial: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningrecurring again and again.
Example"perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
Synonymsrecurrent, repeated
BroadercontinualOccurring without interruption
Spanishperenne, recurrente, repetido
Catalanperenne, recurrent
English > perennial: 4 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaning(botany) a plant lasting / lasting for three seasons or more.
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Narrowerrattlesnake master, rattlesnake's master, button snakeroot, Eryngium yuccifoliumcoarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite
Broaderplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Spanishplanta perenne
Catalanperennifoli, planta perenne
Adjectivesperenniallasting three seasons or more
Verbsperennatesurvive from season to season, of plants

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