pe·​ren·​nate ˈper-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce perennate (audio) pə-ˈre-ˌnāt How to pronounce perennate (audio)
perennated; perennating

intransitive verb

: to live over from one growing season to another
a perennating rhizome
perennation noun

Word History


Latin perennatus, past participle of perennare, from perennis

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perennate was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Perennate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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