Definition of evergreen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈevərˌɡrēn/


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.


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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Syllabification: ev·er·green

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