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semievergreen

[sem-ee-ev-er-green, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈɛv ərˌgrin, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective, Botany.
1.
retaining green, unwithered leaves for part of the winter or through comparatively mild winters.
Origin of semievergreen
1900-1905
1900-05; semi- + evergreen
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