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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To survive from one growing season to the next, often with a period of reduced or arrested growth between seasons. Used of plants or plant parts.

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  • v. To survive from one growing season to the next

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To continue to prolong indefinitely; renew.
  • In botany, to live perennially.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. survive from season to season, of plants

Etymologies

Latin perennāre, perennāt-, to last many years, from perennis, lasting for years; see perennial.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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