perennate

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

Definition of perennate

intransitive verb

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

Other Words from perennate

perennation \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce perennation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of perennate

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perennate

Latin perennatus, past participle of perennare, from perennis

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The first known use of perennate was in 1904

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“Perennate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perennate. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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