semievergreen

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

adjective Botany.

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

Nearby words

  1. semidouble,
  2. semidry,
  3. semidurables,
  4. semiellipse,
  5. semielliptical,
  6. semifinal,
  7. semifinalist,
  8. semifinished,
  9. semifitted,
  10. semiflexible

Origin of semievergreen

First recorded in 1900–05; semi- + evergreen

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019