Definitions for Evergreenˈɛv ərˌgrin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ev•er•greenˈɛv ərˌgrin(adj.)

  1. (of trees, shrubs, etc.) having green leaves throughout the year, the old foliage shedding only after the new has completely formed.

    Category: Botany

  2. (n.)an evergreen plant.

    Category: Botany

  3. evergreens, evergreen branches used for decoration.

Origin of evergreen:

1545–55

Princeton's WordNet

  1. evergreen, evergreen plant(adj)

    a plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year

  2. evergreen(adj)

    (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year

Wiktionary

  1. evergreen(Noun)

    A tree or shrub that does not shed its leaves or needles seasonally.

  2. evergreen(Noun)

    More specifically, a conifer tree.

  3. evergreen(Noun)

    A news story that can be published or broadcast at any time.

  4. evergreen(Verb)

    To extend the term of a patent beyond the normal legal limit, usually through repeated small modifications.

  5. evergreen(Verb)

    To set the repayment rate of a loan at or below the interest rate, so low that the principal will never be repaid.

  6. evergreen(Adjective)

    Of plants, especially trees, that do not shed their leaves seasonally.

  7. evergreen(Adjective)

    Continually fresh or self-renewing; often used metaphorically.

  8. evergreen(Adjective)

    Of a document or dataset, continually up-to-date (as opposed to being published at regular intervals and being slightly outdated in-between those publication dates)

  9. evergreen(Adjective)

    Suitable for transmission at any time; not urgent or time-dependent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evergreen(adj)

    remaining unwithered through the winter, or retaining unwithered leaves until the leaves of the next year are expanded, as pines cedars, hemlocks, and the like

  2. Evergreen(noun)

    an evergreen plant

  3. Evergreen(noun)

    twigs and branches of evergreen plants used for decoration

Freebase

  1. Evergreen

    In botany, an evergreen is a plant that has leaves in all four seasons, always green. This contrasts with deciduous plants, which completely lose their foliage during the winter or dry season. There are many different kinds of evergreen plants, both trees and shrubs. Evergreens include: ⁕most species of conifers ⁕live oak, holly, and "ancient" gymnosperms such as cycads ⁕most angiosperms from frost-free climates, such as eucalypts and rainforest trees The Latin binomial term sempervirens refers to the evergreen nature of the plant, for instance: An additional special case exists in Welwitschia, an African gymnosperm plant that produces only two leaves which grow continuously throughout the plant's life but gradually wear away at the apex. Welwitschia can live for over 1,000 years. Leaf persistence in evergreen plants varies from a few months to several decades.


Translations for Evergreen

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

evergreen(adjective)

(of trees etc) having green leaves all the year round

Holly is evergreen.

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