deciduous
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈsɪdʒʊəs/
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈsɪd.ju.əs/, /dəˈsɪd.ju.əs/
Adjective

deciduous (not comparable)

  1. (biology, anatomy) Describing a part that falls off, or is shed, at a particular time or stage of development.
    Antonyms: persistent, permanent
  2. (botany) Of or pertaining to trees which lose their leaves in winter or the dry season.
    Antonyms: evergreen, sempervirent. Cf. caducous.
  3. Transitory, ephemeral, not lasting.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: à feuilles caduques, caducifolié
  • German: (deciduous tree) Laubbaum; (deciduous forest) Laubwald; (as an adjective) sommergrün, laubabwerfend
  • Italian: caducifoglio
  • Portuguese: caducifólio
  • Russian: ли́ственный
  • Spanish: caducifolio, de hoja caduca
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