sempervirent

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Always green or fresh; evergreen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Always fresh; evergreen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Evergreen.

Etymologies

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From Latin semper ("always") + present participle of virēre ("be green").

Examples

  • The pines and firs showed no longer their sempervirent green, but were black amid the white tufted lines on their branches, that still served to accentuate their symmetry.

    The Christmas Miracle 1911

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