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semievergreen

[ sem-ee-ev-er-green, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈɛv ərˌgrin, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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adjective Botany.

retaining green, unwithered leaves for part of the winter or through comparatively mild winters.

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Origin of semievergreen

First recorded in 1900–05; semi- + evergreen
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