deciduous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (di-sij'-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs.
  2. falling off or shed at a particular season, stage of growth, etc., as leaves, horns, or teeth.
  3. not permanent; transitory.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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