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DECIDUOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deciduous mean? 

DECIDUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective DECIDUOUS has 2 senses:

1. (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
2. (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth

  Familiarity information: DECIDUOUS used as an adjective is rare.


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DECIDUOUS (adjective)


Sense 1deciduous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season

Similar:

broad-leafed; broad-leaved; broadleaf (having relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves)

Domain category:

flora; plant; plant life (a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)

Antonym:

evergreen ((of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year)


Sense 2deciduous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth

Context example:

deciduous teeth

Similar:

caducous; shed (shed at an early stage of development)


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