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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pe·ren·ni·al /pəˈrɛniəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pe·ren·ni·al /pəˈrɛnɪəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·en·ni·al a.
 1. Lasting or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.
 2. Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing.
    The perennial existence of bodies corporate.   --Burke.
 3. Bot. Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant.
 Syn: -- Perpetual; unceasing; never failing; enduring; continual; permanent; uninterrupted.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·en·ni·al, n. Bot. A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lasting three seasons or more; "the common buttercup is a
             popular perennial plant" [ant: annual, biennial]
      2: lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal;
         "perennial happiness"
      3: recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate
         the requirements" [syn: recurrent, repeated]
      n : a plant lasting for three seasons or more