perpetual
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /pɚˈpɛtʃuəl/
  • (RP) IPA: /pəˈpɛtʃʊəl/, /pəˈpɛtjʊəl/
Adjective

perpetual (not comparable)

  1. Lasting forever, or for an indefinitely long time
    Synonyms: continuant, persistent
  2. Set up to be in effect or have tenure for an unlimited duration
  3. Continuing; uninterrupted
    Synonyms: continuous, nonstop
  4. (botany) Flowering throughout the growing season
    By means of artificial hybridization, practised for a series of years, he has succeeded in producing a race of carnations which are perpetual bloomers.
    The hybrid perpetual roses as a rule require to be pruned to within 4 to 6 inches of the ground.
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