Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being deciduous; the quality of trees which lose their leaves in winter or the dry season.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being deciduous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being deciduous.

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Examples

  • Height and deciduousness decrease towards the south, while succulence, sclerophylly and spinescence increase; this is a pattern that closely mirrors the rainfall gradient of the area.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

  • Towards the south, the highly erratic distribution of rainfall requires that plants be able to utilize soil moisture whenever available; succulence, sclerophylly, deciduousness and spinescence are some of strategies adapted for coping with such environmental conditions.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

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