Associations to the word «Biennial»


BIENNIAL, adjective. Happening every two years.
BIENNIAL, adjective. Lasting for two years.
BIENNIAL, noun. 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.

Dictionary definition

BIENNIAL, noun. (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.
BIENNIAL, adjective. Having a life cycle lasting two seasons; "a biennial life cycle"; "parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals".
BIENNIAL, adjective. Occurring every second year; "they met at biennial conventions".

Wise words

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