Definition of annual noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈænjuəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈænjuəl//
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  1. 1a book, especially one for children, that is published once a year, with the same title each time, but different contents The children usually asked for comic or sporting annuals for Christmas.
  2. 2 any plant that grows and dies within one year or season compare biennial, perennial See related entries: Plants
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French annuel, from late Latin annualis, based on Latin annus ‘year’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: annual

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