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Perennial meaning

perennial - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. lasting three seasons or more; " the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"
  2. 2. ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.
  3. 3. Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing.
  4. 4. Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant.
  5. 5. A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.
  6. 6. Lasting for years; perpetual; living more than two years, as a plant.

perennial - examples of usage

  1. Old Bayweather was perennial.
  2. The record of her achievements, when contending against the most overwhelming odds, and the example of those heroic personalities, which mark the progress of her history, have been a perennial fountain of inspiration to the Scottish people, have made them what they are.
  3. But in a still higher sense it may be said that the Border ballads have been a perennial fountain of poetic inspiration to all lovers of the Muse.
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