- peremptory challenge,
- peremptory exception,
- perennial ryegrass,
- peres, shimon,
Origin of perennial
Examples from the Web for perennial
Their cases illustrate the perennial challenge of balancing ends and means in the complex world of intelligence operations.
Iowa is a perennial swing state, and polls show the race in a virtual tie.The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever|Ben Jacobs|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the omission or derision of dads in the parent (aka “mommy”) blogosphere is a perennial pet peeve.
A perennial signature flavor is Flying Elvis: banana ice cream that contains peanut butter and chocolate chunks.
For the GOP, all this raises a perennial question from the movie New Jack City: “Who else you got?”
This perennial grass has a great reputation in countries lying between the tropics as a nutritious fodder, easy of cultivation.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
They foreclose without mercy, but that does not frighten their old patrons, who have the perennial optimism of the country.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
No summer so hot and dry, no winter so cold and wet, but it keeps its perennial green.A Rambler's lease|Bradford Torrey
I told him all I could, but did not in the least seem to satisfy his perennial thirst for information.When the World Shook|H. Rider Haggard
The perennial yellow-flowered sorts sometimes bloom the first year from seed.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
Word Origin for perennial
1640s, "evergreen," formed in English from Latin perennis "lasting through the year (or years)," from per- "through" (see per) + annus "year" (see annual). Botanical sense of "Remaining alive through a number of years" is attested from 1670s; figurative meaning of "enduring, permanent" is from 1750. Related: Perennially. For vowel change, see biennial. The noun meaning "a perennial plant" is from 1763.