Definición de perennial en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /pəˈrɛnɪəl/


1Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring: his perennial distrust of the media perennial manifestations of urban crisis
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  • Over the years, various stage productions have added their own theatrical styles to the show, ensuring it remains a perennial favourite of theatre-goers around the world.
  • A perennial favourite among modern readers are the bestsellers on subjects such as cookery, home improvement, self-help and personality development.
  • On Tuesday night, they grappled with a perennial favourite - whether to put the community's interest above their own.
everlasting, perpetual, eternal, continuing, unending, never-ending, endless, undying, ceaseless, abiding, enduring, lasting, persisting, permanent, constant, continual, unfailing, unchanging, never-changing
1.1 [attributive] Apparently permanently engaged in a specified role or way of life: he’s a perennial student
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  • Few scholars of our time have so exemplified the permanent student and perennial teacher.
  • Their coach was cautious about his team's chances of finally ending its role as perennial second to Munich.
  • He puts up big numbers, fits perfectly within a team concept, and plays a central role on a perennial powerhouse.
2(Of a plant) living for several years: cow parsley is perennial Compare with annual, biennial.
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  • If you plant perennial herbs in the vegetable garden, set them off so they'll be easy to avoid during spring and fall tilling.
  • Fertilizers formulated for perennial flowers are usually fine.
  • They are also used quite effectively when planted in close groups among perennial shrubs.
3(Of a stream or spring) flowing throughout the year: spring streams rise from perennial springs
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  • Northern Province is undoubtedly one of the most blessed parts of Zambia with abundant perennial streams that run throughout the year.
  • Among Anza-Borrego's wetlands is Coyote Creek, a perennial stream in the northwest corner of the park.
  • The once stable, slow - moving, marshy perennial river transformed into an unstable, flood-prone, intermittent stream.


A perennial plant: perennials will transform the garden in summer See also hardy perennial.
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  • The following is a list of suggested annuals, perennials and foliage plants.
  • Garden irises are hardy, long-lived perennials that need a minimum of care.
  • Lift and divide any herbaceous perennials that have grown too big or that have died out in the centre.


Mid 17th century (in the sense 'remaining leafy throughout the year, evergreen'): from Latin perennis 'lasting the year through' + -ial.

  • annual from Late Middle English:

    This comes via Old French from late Latin annualis, based on Latin annus ‘year’. The notion of a ‘yearbook’ recording events of the past year, arose in the late 17th century. From the same word we get annals (mid 16th century) from Latin annales (libri) ‘yearly (books)’ giving a historical record of the events throughout each year; anniversary (Middle English) ‘returning yearly’; annuity (Late Middle English) something paid ‘yearly’; perennial (mid 17th century) ‘[lasting] through the year’; and the Latin phrases annus horribilis ‘year of disasters’ and annus mirabilis ‘wonderful year’.

Palabras que riman con perennial

bicentennial, biennial, centennial, decennial, millennial, Tenniel, triennial

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Saltos de línea: per|en¦nial

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