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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.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||deciduous [BACK TO TOP]|
(of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
evergreen ((of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year)
|Sense 2||deciduous [BACK TO TOP]|
(of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
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