(botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
having a life cycle lasting two seasons
"a biennial life cycle"; "parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals"
occurring every second year
"they met at biennial conventions"
A plant that requires two years to complete its life-cycle, germinating and growing in its first year, then producing its flowers and fruit in its second year, after which it usually dies.
Happening every two years.
Lasting for two years.
Origin: From biennium, from bis + annus.
happening, or taking place, once in two years; as, a biennial election
continuing for two years, and then perishing, as plants which form roots and leaves the first year, and produce fruit the second
something which takes place or appears once in two years; esp. a biennial examination
a plant which exists or lasts for two years
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bī-en′yal, adj. lasting two years: happening once in two years.—n. a plant that lasts two years.—adv. Bienn′ially. [L. biennalis—bi-, twice, and annus, a year.]
taking place every other year.
the first of a series of biennial exhibitionsSubmitted by Dr.Rupayan Talukder on April 17, 2018
The numerical value of biennial in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of biennial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of biennial in a Sentence
We just couldnt put our chances away tonight, if Jozy Altidore look at that 10 -, 15-minute period, we kind of lost the game a bit. We were trying to play out of the back and stick to our guns, but maybe it was a time to kind of get up Soldier Field and try to get in their half and kind of change that momentum a bit. Mexico was playing in its first tournament under new coach Tata Martino. El Tri has not lost a competitive match to the U.S. since 2013, winning three, drawing one and re-establishing itself as the regions power. Gregg Berhalter, the first American to coach the national team after playing in the World Cup for the U.S., wants a possession-based team. Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup will not start until next summer, leaving the biennial championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean as the first measuring test.
The biennial at the end of the day is a kind of mirror of Cuban society where the independent scene is growing.
We are not against the Havana biennial, but why should we not project our ideas from an alternative platform or that of individual art?
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- zweijährig, bisannuelGerman
- kaksivuotinen, tapahtua, vuosi, toinen, jokaFinnish
- débhliantúil, débhliantógIrish
- lus dà bhliadhnail, dà bhliadhnailScottish Gaelic
- 二年生の, 二年間続く, 二年ごとのJapanese
- двухле́тний, двухгоди́чныйRussian
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