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Definition of deciduous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deciduous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//dɪˈsɪdʒuəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsɪdʒuəs//
 
; BrE BrE//dɪˈsɪdjuəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsɪdjuəs//
 
Plants
 
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(of a tree, bush etc.) that loses its leaves every year compare evergreen See related entries: Plants Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Latin deciduus (from decidere ‘fall down or off’) + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deciduous