annual
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French annuel, from Late Latin annualis, blend of Latin annuus yearly (from annus year) and Latin annalis yearly (from annus year); probably akin to Gothic athnam (dative plural) years, Sanskrit atati he walks, goes Date: 14th century 1. covering the period of a year <
annual rainfall
>
2. occurring or happening every year or once a year ; yearly <
an annual reunion
>
3. completing the life cycle in one growing season or single year <
annual plants
>
annually adverb II. noun Date: 14th century 1. an event that occurs yearly 2. a publication appearing yearly 3. something that lasts one year or season; specifically a plant that completes its life cycle in one growing season

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