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de·cid·u·ous

deciduous

 
pronunciation:
dih sI ju s
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having leaves that drop off each year.
Oaks and maples are deciduous trees, but pines keep their needles.
 
derivations: deciduously (adv.), deciduousness (n.)
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The word deciduous contains the following part:
cad, cas, cid2 Latin root that means to fall