Definition for PER-EN'NI-AL

PER-EN'NI-AL, a. [L. perennis; per and annus, a year.]

  1. Lasting or continuing without cessation through the year. – Cheyne.
  2. Perpetual; unceasing; never failing. – Harvey.
  3. In botany, continuing more than two years; as, a perennial stem or root. – Martyn.
  4. Continuing without intermission; as a fever. – Cosa.

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