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



BrE BrE//pəˈreniəl//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈreniəl//
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any plant that lives for more than two years compare annual, biennial See related entries: Plants Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘remaining leafy throughout the year, evergreen’): from Latin perennis ‘lasting the year through’ + -ial.
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