Definition of Perennate

1. Verb. Survive from season to season, of plants.

Generic synonyms: Endure, Go, Hold Out, Hold Up, Last, Live, Live On, Survive
Derivative terms: Perennation, Perennial



Definition of Perennate

1. Verb. (botany) To survive from one growing season to the next ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perennate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

Medical Definition of Perennate

1. To maintain a dormant, vegetative state throughout non-growing seasons. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perennate

perelles
perempt
perempted
perempting
peremption
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peremptoriness
peremptory
perempts
perencephaly
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perendinated
perendinates
perendinating
perennate (current term)
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perennations
perennial
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perennial philosophy
perennial ragweed
perennial salt marsh aster
perenniality
perennialization
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Literary usage of Perennate

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1903)
"It appears that the fungi perennate in the wood of the canker, forming there a loose open reticulum, much like a coarse fish-net, and that they cause an ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Annuals and biennials do not perennate, because they fail to develop lateral basal shoots; occasionally, ..."

3. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"The ergot spurs, or sclerotia, perennate as such until the following spring, when they send up one or several outgrowths, or stroma, with a knob-like end of ..."

4. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"It has been already pointed out that the prothallus may propagate itself vegetatively and perennate; that from the old cells that have already passed into a ..."

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