Associations to the word «Evergreen»


EVERGREEN, adjective. Of plants, especially trees, that do not shed their leaves seasonally.
EVERGREEN, adjective. Continually fresh or self-renewing; often used metaphorically.
EVERGREEN, adjective. (computing) Of a document, a piece of software, or a dataset, being continually up-to-date (as opposed to being published at regular intervals and outdated in the meantime)
EVERGREEN, adjective. (broadcasting) Suitable for transmission at any time; not urgent or time-dependent.
EVERGREEN, noun. A tree or shrub that does not shed its leaves or needles seasonally.
EVERGREEN, noun. (informal) More specifically, a conifer tree.
EVERGREEN, noun. (colloquial) A news story that can be published or broadcast at any time.
EVERGREEN, verb. (patents) (pharmaceuticals) To extend the term of a patent beyond the normal legal limit, usually through repeated small modifications.
EVERGREEN, verb. (banking) To set the repayment rate of a loan at or below the interest rate, so low that the principal will never be repaid.
EVERGREEN OAK, noun. The holm oak or ilex, Quercus ilex
EVERGREEN OAK, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see evergreen,‎ oak.
EVERGREEN OAKS, noun. Plural of evergreen oak
EVERGREEN STATE, proper noun. Washington, United States
EVERGREEN WOOD FERN, noun. Dryopteris marginalis, native to cool-temperate eastern North America.

Dictionary definition

EVERGREEN, noun. A plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year.
EVERGREEN, adjective. (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope