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Meaning of perennial

per•en•ni•al

Pronunciation: (pu-ren'ē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring: her perennial beauty.
  2. (of plants) having a life cycle lasting more than two years.
  3. lasting or continuing throughout the entire year, as a stream.
  4. perpetual; everlasting; continuing; recurrent.
—n.
  1. a perennial plant: Daffodils and tulips are perennials.
  2. something that is continuing or recurrent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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