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per·en·ni·al

perennial

 
 
pronunciation:
p re ni l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lasting throughout the year or for many years.
The story "Cinderella" is a perennial favorite.
definition 2: continuing to happen.
He seems to have a perennial problem with keeping a job.
definition 3: having a life cycle of more than two years as a plant.
Roses are one of the most beautiful perennial plants.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a plant that lives longer than two years.
We planted only perennials in our flower garden.
derivations: perennially (adv.), perenniality (n.)
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The word perennial contains the following parts:
per- Latin prefix that means through, throughout; very
ann, enn Latin root that means year, years