1. perennial

adjective. ['pɝˈɛniːəl'] lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal.


  • unretentive

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Rhymes with Perennial

  • bicentennial
  • quadrennial
  • centennial
  • triennial
  • millennial
  • decennial
  • biennial

How do you pronounce perennial?

Pronounce perennial as pərˈɛniəl.

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Sentences with perennial

1. Adjective
Best of all, it is a perennial, so its beauty is enjoyed every year.

2. Noun, singular or mass
For a resilient perennial, there is the pansy friolina gold variety.

Quotes about perennial

1. I can't begin to tell you how fulfilling the perennial nature of 'Elf' on television has been for me. It's great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor.
- Jon Favreau

2. There is a perennial classical question that asks which part of the motorcycle, which grain of sand in which pile, is the Buddha. Obviously to ask that question is to look in the wrong direction, for the Buddha is everywhere. But just as obviously to ask the question is to look in the right direction, for the Buddha is everwhere.
- Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

3. There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride. They have yielded to the perennial temptation.
- Walter Lippmann

2. perennial

noun. ['pɝˈɛniːəl'] (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more.


  • plant life
  • Eryngium yuccifolium
  • rattlesnake's master
  • rattlesnake master
  • button snakeroot
  • plant


  • scarce
  • sound
  • isolated
  • irregular

3. perennial

adjective. ['pɝˈɛniːəl'] recurring again and again.


  • continual
  • repeated


  • fauna
  • discontinuous
  • improvident