[ puh-ren-ee-uh-lee ]


  1. perpetually, repeatedly, or continually; throughout the year or years:

    For our main dish I suggest salmon, which is perennially popular.

    Many rural dwellers are not located along perennially flowing river channels.

  2. year after year, without needing to be replanted:

    Chives are a member of the onion (allium) family and grow perennially.

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It wasn’t until the 1990s that a series of high-profile protests, wildlife protections for animals like the northern spotted owl, and court cases made the Northwest’s old-growth forests the center of a perennial conservation battle.

You may have heard about Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, the local millionaire who’s a perennial candidate for president and has run for a very long list of other offices around the nation too.

They said that the best chance Ossoff and Warnock had came on this first ballot when turnout was so high for the presidential race, calling Ossoff a “perennial loser” who already lost a special election for a House seat in 2017.

Will Taylor, gear directorOne of my perennial struggles as a very short runner is finding tights that fit properly.

It revisits a highly contentious and perennial debate in criminal justice reform that has been playing out across the country.

Since the beginning of the decade, the Badgers have reached the Rose Bowl three times and have perennially been in the Top-25.

In the world of video gaming, the debate about violence is perennially argued and never quite resolved.

Haskins will perennially be attached to the indelible Saved By the Bell principal.

They went 13-19, good enough for sixth place in the perennially-unimpressive Big West Conference.

Campaign finance issues are perennially a low priority to voters.

Besides, the mortifying experience at the Paris Exposition has dampened even my perennially youthful enthusiasm.

It is perennially delightful; in France it has been dramatized, and is still played.

But to go back to that perennially interesting question, Concerning Servants; put down $200 under Service.

But a part of the mistrust lies in the fact that it is not vision but the perennially half-doubted hearing that is in issue.

But—to hark back to the butcher and apothecary—verses are perennially made upon Pg 149Mr.