intransitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Latin perennatus, past participle of perennare, from perennis Date: circa 1623 to live over from one growing season to another <
a perennating rhizome
perennation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • perennate — [per′ə nāt΄, pə ren′āt] vi. perennated, perennating [< L perennatus, pp. of perennare, to last for many years, endure < perennis: see PERENNIAL] to survive from year to year for a number of years; be perennial perennation [per΄en nā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • perennate — perennation, n. /per euh nayt , peuh ren ayt/, v.i., perennated, perennating. Bot. to survive from season to season for an indefinite number of years. [1615 25; < L perennatus, ptp. of perennare to continue for a long time, deriv. of perennis;… …   Universalium

  • perennate — verb To survive from one growing season to the next See Also: perennation, perennial …   Wiktionary

  • perennate — v. survive from one season to the following season, live perennially …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perennate — peren·nate …   English syllables

  • perennate — /ˈpɛrəneɪt/ (say perhnayt) verb (i) (perennated, perennating) 1. (of a plant) to last more than one year. 2. (of a plant or animal) to develop a resting stage in response to an unfavourable environment, as by overwintering or becoming dormant.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • perennate — verb survive from season to season, of plants • Derivationally related forms: ↑perennial, ↑perennation • Hypernyms: ↑survive, ↑last, ↑live, ↑live on, ↑go, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nepenthes thorelii — A lower pitcher of the lectotype of N. thorelii held at the Paris herbarium Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • perennation — noun the process of living through a number of years (as a perennial plant) • Derivationally related forms: ↑perennate • Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life • Hypernyms: ↑organic process, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • perennation — noun see perennate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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