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  • adj. Bearing flowers and fruit on the stem or branches from year to year (as ordinary shrubs and trees)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having stems which bear flowers and fruit year after year, as most trees and shrubs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, bearing fruit repeatedly upon the same stem: applied to such plants as have perennial stems.

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