perennial Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"perennial" in British English

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perennialadjective

uk   us   /pəˈren.i.əl/
lasting a very ​longtime, or ​happeningrepeatedly or all the ​time: The ​film "White ​Christmas" is a perennial ​favourite. We ​face the perennial ​problem of not having enough ​money.
perennially
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/
She ​seems to be perennially ​short of ​money.

perennialnoun [C]

uk   us   /pəˈren.i.əl/
a ​plant that ​lives for several ​years: Roses and ​geraniums are perennials, ​floweringyear after ​year.
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(Definition of perennial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perennial" in American English

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perennialadjective

 us   /pəˈren·i·əl/

perennial adjective (TIME)

lasting a ​longtime, or ​happeningrepeatedly or all the ​time: Each ​year, the nation’s marketers ​try to ​answer the perennial ​question, What do ​consumers really ​want?

perennialnoun [C]

 us   /pəˈren·i·əl/

perennial noun [C] (PLANT)

a ​plant that ​lives for more than two ​years
(Definition of perennial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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