perennate

verb pe·ren·nate \ ˈper-ə-ˌnāt , pə-ˈre-ˌnāt \

Definition of perennate

perennated; perennating
intransitive verb
: to live over from one growing season to another
  • a perennating rhizome

perennation

play \ˌper-ə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of perennate

Latin perennatus, past participle of perennare, from perennis


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