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evergreen

adjective ev·er·green \ ˈe-vər-ˌgrēn \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of evergreen

1 : having foliage that remains green and functional through more than one growing season — compare deciduous 1
2 a : retaining freshness or interest : perennial
b : universally and continually relevant : not limited in applicability to a particular event or date
  • This morning writer Erin Gloria Ryan tweeted, "It has not been a good 24 hours for masculinity." It's a sort of evergreen tweet that might be true at most times over the last several thousand years.
  • —James Hamblin
  • He'll spend a good chunk of the special talking about his family, and some time discussing politics, too, though he has been admonished to stay close to "evergreen" material for re-runs.
  • —Michael. K. MacIntyre

Examples of evergreen in a Sentence

  1. Most pines are evergreen trees.

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First Known Use of evergreen

1574


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evergreen

noun

Definition of evergreen

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

Recent Examples of evergreen from the Web

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First Known Use of evergreen

1644


EVERGREEN Defined for English Language Learners

evergreen

Definition of evergreen for English Language Learners

  • : having leaves that remain green all year long


EVERGREEN Defined for Kids

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evergreen

noun ev·er·green \ ˈe-vər-ˌgrēn \

Definition of evergreen for Students

: a plant (as a pine or a laurel) having leaves that stay green through more than one growing season

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evergreen

adjective

Definition of evergreen for Students

: having leaves that stay green through more than one growing season


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