Synonyms and related words:
abiding, age-long, aged, amphibian, ancient, angiosperm, annual, antique, aquatic plant, articulated, biennial, catenated, ceaseless, chattering, chronic, concatenated, connected, constant, continual, continued, continuing, continuous, cosmopolite, cutting, cyclical, deciduous, deciduous plant, dicot, dicotyledon, direct, diuturnal, durable, endless, enduring, ephemeral, eternal, ever-blooming, ever-new, evergreen, everlasting, exotic, featureless, flowering plant, fungus, gametophyte, gapless, gymnosperm, half-hardy, hardy, hydrophyte, immediate, immortal, immutable, imperishable, incessant, indeciduous, interminable, intransient, inveterate, joined, jointless, lasting, lifelong, linked, long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, machine gun, macrobiotic, monocot, monocotyl, monotonous, never-ending, never-failing, nonstop, of long duration, of long standing, old, oscillating, perdurable, perduring, periodic, permanent, perpetual, persistent, persisting, plant, polycot, polycotyl, polycotyledon, pulsating, rapid, recurrent, regular, remaining, repeated, repetitive, round-the-clock, running, seamless, seed plant, seedling, sempervirent, sempiternal, serried, smooth, spermatophyte, sporophyte, stable, staccato, staying, steadfast, steady, straight, stuttering, sustained, thallophyte, timeless, tough, triennial, twenty-four-hour, unbroken, unceasing, unchanging, undifferentiated, undying, unending, unfading, unfailing, uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unrelieved, unremitting, unstopped, unvarying, vascular plant, vegetable, vibrating, vital, weed

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  • Perennial — Per*en ni*al, a. [L. perennis that lasts the whole year through; per through + annus year. See {Per }, and {Annual}.] 1. ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains. [1913 Webster] 2. Continuing without cessation or intermission;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perennial — [pə ren′ē əl] adj. [< L perennis, lasting through the year < per , through + annus, a year: see PER1 & ANNUAL] 1. lasting or active throughout the whole year 2. lasting or continuing for a long time [perennial youth] 3. returning or… …   English World dictionary

  • Perennial — Per*en ni*al, n. (Bot.) A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perennial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lasting through a year or several years. 2) (of a plant) living for several years. Compare with ANNUAL(Cf. ↑annually), BIENNIAL(Cf. ↑biennially). 3) lasting or doing something for a long time or for ever. ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • perennial — index chronic, consecutive, constant, continual (connected), continuous, immutable, incessant, i …   Law dictionary

  • perennial — 1640s, evergreen, formed in English from L. perennis lasting through the year (or years), from per through (see PER (Cf. per)) + annus year (see ANNUAL (Cf. annual)). Botanical sense of Remaining alive through a number of years is attested from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • perennial — perpetual, incessant, unremitting, constant, *continual, continuous Analogous words: *lasting, perpetual, perdurable, stable: *everlasting, unceasing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perennial — with reference to plants, means ‘lasting several years’ by contrast with annual which means ‘lasting for one growing season’ …   Modern English usage

  • perennial — [adj] enduring, perpetual abiding, annual, ceaseless, chronic, constant, continual, continuing, deathless, durable, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, incessant, inveterate, lasting, lifelong, long lasting, long lived, longstanding,… …   New thesaurus

  • perennial — [[t]pəre̱niəl[/t]] perennials 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use perennial to describe situations or states that keep occurring or which seem to exist all the time; used especially to describe problems or difficulties. ...the perennial urban… …   English dictionary

  • perennial — adjective Etymology: Latin perennis, from per throughout + annus year more at per , annual Date: 1644 1. present at all seasons of the year 2. persisting for several years usually with new herbaceous growth from a perennating part < perennial… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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