semievergreen

adjective
semi·​ev·​er·​green | \ ˌse-mē-ˈe-vər-ˌgrēn How to pronounce semievergreen (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semievergreen

1 : having functional and persistent foliage during part of the winter or dry season
2 : tending to be evergreen in a mild climate but deciduous in a rigorous climate

First Known Use of semievergreen

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Semievergreen.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semievergreen. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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