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PERENNIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perennial mean? 

PERENNIAL (noun)
  The noun PERENNIAL has 1 sense:

1. a plant lasting for three seasons or more

  Familiarity information: PERENNIAL used as a noun is very rare.


PERENNIAL (adjective)
  The adjective PERENNIAL has 3 senses:

1. lasting three seasons or more
2. lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal
3. recurring again and again

  Familiarity information: PERENNIAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERENNIAL (noun)


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Meaning:

A plant lasting for three seasons or more

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("perennial" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perennial"):

button snakeroot; Eryngium yuccifolium; rattlesnake master; rattlesnake's master (coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite)


PERENNIAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Lasting three seasons or more

Context example:

the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)

Antonym:

annual (completing its life cycle within a year)

biennial (having a life cycle lasting two seasons)


Sense 2perennial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal

Context example:

perennial happiness

Similar:

long (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified)


Sense 3perennial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recurring again and again

Synonyms:

recurrent; repeated; perennial

Context example:

perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements

Similar:

continual (seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series)


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