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Meaning of evergreen by Wiktionary Dictionary

evergreen


    Etymology

    From ever +‎ green

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈɛvəɡriːn/, X-SAMPA: /"Ev@gri:n/
    • ( US ) enPR: ěvʹərgrēn, IPA: /ˈɛvɚɡrin/, X-SAMPA: /"Ev@`grin/

    Adjective

    evergreen ( not comparable )

    1. Of plants, especially trees, that do not shed their leaves seasonally.
    2. Continually fresh or self-renewing; often used metaphorically .
    3. Of a document or dataset, continually up-to-date ( as opposed to being published at regular intervals and being slightly outdated in-between those publication dates )
    4. ( broadcasting ) Suitable for transmission at any time; not urgent or time-dependent.

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    Noun

    evergreen ( plural: evergreens )

    1. A tree or shrub that does not shed its leaves or needles seasonally .
    2. ( informal ) More specifically, a conifer tree.
    3. ( colloquial ) A news story that can be published or broadcast at any time .

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Explanation of evergreen by Wordnet Dictionary

evergreen


    Adjective
    1. ( of plants and shrubs ) bearing foliage throughout the year

    Noun
    1. a plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year



    Definition of evergreen by GCIDE Dictionary

    evergreen


    1. Evergreen a. ( Bot. ) Remaining unwithered through the winter, or retaining unwithered leaves until the leaves of the next year are expanded, as pines cedars, hemlocks, and the like.

    2. Evergreen, n.
      1. ( Bot. ) An evergreen plant.

      2. pl. Twigs and branches of evergreen plants used for decoration. “The funeral evengreens entwine.” Keble.