evergreen

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1ev·er·green

adjective \ˈe-vər-ˌgrēn\

: having leaves that remain green all year long

Full Definition of EVERGREEN

1
:  having foliage that remains green and functional through more than one growing season — compare deciduous 1
2
:  retaining freshness or interest :  perennial

Examples of EVERGREEN

  1. Most pines are evergreen trees.

First Known Use of EVERGREEN

1574

2evergreen

noun

Definition of EVERGREEN

1
:  an evergreen plant; also :  conifer
2
plural :  twigs and branches of evergreen plants used for decoration
3
:  something that retains its freshness, interest, or popularity

First Known Use of EVERGREEN

1644

evergreen

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any plant that retains its leaves through the winter and into the following summer or through several years. Many tropical species of broad-leaved flowering plants are evergreen, but in cold-temperate and Arctic areas the evergreens commonly are cone-bearing shrubs or trees (conifers), such as pines and firs. The leaves of evergreens usually are thicker and more leathery than those of deciduous trees and often are needlelike or scalelike in cone-bearing trees. A leaf (or needle) may remain on an evergreen tree for two years or longer and may fall during any season.

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