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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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