Definition for PER'DI-FOIL

PER'DI-FOIL, n. [L. perdo, to lose, and folium, leaf.]

A plant that annually loses or drops its leaves; opposed to evergreen. The passion flower of America and the jasmine of Malabar, which are evergreens in their native climates, become perdifoils when transplanted into Britain. – Barton.

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