[ per-uh-neyt, puh-ren-eyt ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌneɪt, pəˈrɛn eɪt /
verb (used without object), per·en·nat·ed, per·en·nat·ing.Botany.
to survive from season to season for an indefinite number of years.
BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Origin of perennate
OTHER WORDS FROM perennateper·en·na·tion, noun
Words nearby perennate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for perennate
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌneɪt, pəˈrɛneɪt) /
(intr) (of plants) to live from one growing season to another, usually with a period of reduced activity between seasons
Word Origin for perennate
C17: from Latin perennātus, from perennāre, from per- (through) + annus year
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012