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English definition of “perennial”

perennial

adjective     /pəˈren.i.əl/
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. → Compare annual adjective, biennial adjectiveContinuous and permanentLasting for a long time perennially     /-ə.li/ adverb She seems to be perennially short of money.Continually and repeatedly
(Definition of perennial adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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