Definition of herbaceous perennial in English:

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herbaceous perennial

noun

A plant whose growth dies down annually but whose roots or other underground parts survive.
Example sentences
  • All of these plants thrive as shrubs in my zone 7 Georgia garden; in colder climates, they survive as herbaceous perennials, dying back to the ground in winter.
  • Mint and lemon balm, for example, are herbaceous perennials that die back every winter and expand their growth footprint every warm season.
  • Eggplants are attractive, tender herbaceous perennials normally grown as annuals.

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Syllabification: her·ba·ceous per·en·ni·al

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