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perennial

adjective uk   /pəˈren.i.əl/ us  
lasting a very long time, or happening repeatedly or all the time: The film 'White Christmas' is a perennial favourite. We face the perennial problem of not having enough money. Continuous and permanentLasting for a long time
perennially
adverb uk   /-ə.li/ us  
She seems to be perennially short of money.Continually and repeatedly

perennial

noun [C] uk   /pəˈren.i.əl/ us  
a plant that lives for several years: Roses and geraniums are perennials, flowering year after year.
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