What does Evergreen mean?

Definitions for Evergreen
ˈɛv ərˌgrinev·er·green

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evergreen, evergreen plantadjective

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

  2. evergreenadjective

    (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year


  1. evergreennoun

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

  2. evergreennoun

    More specifically, a conifer tree.

  3. evergreennoun

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

  4. evergreenverb

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

  5. evergreenverb

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

  6. evergreenadjective

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

  7. evergreenadjective

    Continually fresh or self-renewing; often used metaphorically.

  8. evergreenadjective

    Of a document or dataset, continually up-to-date (as opposed to being published at regular intervals and being slightly outdated in-between those publication dates)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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Evergreenadjective

    Verdant throughout the year.

    Etymology: ever and green.

    There will I build him
    A monument, and plant it round with shade
    Of laurel, evergreen, and branching palm. John Milton, Agonist.

    The juice, when in greater plenty than can be exhaled by the sun, renders the plant evergreen. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

  2. Evergreennoun

    A plant that retains its verdure through all the seasons.

    Some of the hardiest evergreens may be transplanted, especially if the weather be moist and temperate. John Evelyn, Kalend.

    I find you are against filling an English garden with evergreens. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 477.


  1. Evergreen

    In botany, an evergreen is a plant that has leaves throughout the year and are always green. This is true even if the plant retains its foliage only in warm climates, and contrasts with deciduous plants, which completely lose their foliage during the winter or dry season.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evergreenadjective

    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. Evergreennoun

    an evergreen plant

  3. Evergreennoun

    twigs and branches of evergreen plants used for decoration


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evergreen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evergreen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Evergreen in a Sentence

  1. Victor Henderson:

    We don't want one set of rules for a team from Chicago, and another set of rules for a team from Evergreen Park.

  2. Jeff Bock:

    A film like 'Wolf of Wall Street' with DiCaprio and Scorsese is an evergreen property and it could easily make another $100 million in the near future.

  3. Robert Kadlec:

    We're looking to employ and deploy some of our national disaster medical system personnel as well as other federal health care personnel to assist at the Evergreen long-term treatment facility.

  4. Andrew Tilker:

    We had these two historical localities separated by quite some distance — one in the southern part of Vietnam and the other much further north, but we knew that many people have camera-trapped in the wet evergreen forests and hadn't seen it, so we thought we should look at the dry forest habitat that's really different and where not many people have looked.

  5. Jamal Raad:

    I don't believe Evergreen Action will pass the House unless we're passing a reconciliation bill alongside it, i do not think they'll have the votes.

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  • Quentin Feduchin
    Quentin Feduchin
    An old English description of a person who is more-or-less ageless is "he's an evergreen"..
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