Definition of perenial
1. perennial [ a ] (botany) lasting three seasons or more
Examples: "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
If the content of faith is to be presented today in a form that can be `` understanded of the people '' - and this , it must_not be forgotten , is one of the goals of the perennial theological task - there is no other choice but to abandon completely a mythological manner of representation .
(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
`` My beloved ward , my perennial gadfly '' , said the whining voice .Synonyms perennial Related Terms annual biennial botany
2. perennial [ a ] recurring again and again
Examples: "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
3. perennial [ a ] lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal
Examples: "perennial happiness"
4. perennial [ n ] a plant lasting for three seasons or moreSynonyms perennial Related Terms plant rattlesnake_master perennate