semievergreen

adjective semi·ev·er·green \ ˌse-mē-ˈe-vər-ˌgrēn , 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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