Definition of evergreen in English:


Syllabification: ev·er·green
Pronunciation: /ˈevərˌgrēn


  • 1Of or denoting a plant that retains green leaves throughout the year: the glossy laurel is hardy and evergreen evergreen shrubs Often contrasted with deciduous.
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    • Overwintering herbaceous plants or evergreen trees can only survive the winter seasons of cold climates when they are able to acclimate.
    • This family of evergreen plants bears swordlike leaves in shades of green, coppery red, and yellow, plus variegations.
    • While many older residences have straight sidewalks and broad, open lawns, many newer houses are nestled into their own miniature woods of closely planted trees and evergreen shrubs.
  • 1.1Having an enduring freshness, success, or popularity: in Hollywood parlance, Star Trek is an evergreen asset
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    • First performed at the Young Vic Theatre, London, these evergreen favourites are now brought to life in the leafy, wooded areas of Lancaster's Williamson Park.
    • Other favourites include the evergreen Jazz Lads, Sticky Beaks and Donegal traditional group Hair of the Dog.
    • Since the heroine ‘Nayika’ and Krishna theme is an evergreen favourite, she taught them a new ‘paadam’ in this category.


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  • A plant that retains green leaves throughout the year: evergreens planted to cut off the east wind
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    • The nutmeg tree is also a spreading evergreen with dark green leaves and pale yellow flowers.
    • Buy and plant conifers, evergreens, grey-leaved shrubs, cordylines and phormiums.
    • It's a good time for planting evergreens and flowering shrubs, so long as they're watered well until frost creeps into the soil.

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