Definition of Biennial

1. Noun. (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season.

Generic synonyms: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology



2. Adjective. Having a life cycle lasting two seasons. "Parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals"
Exact synonyms: Two-year
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Annual, Perennial

3. Adjective. Occurring every second year. "They met at biennial conventions"
Exact synonyms: Biyearly
Similar to: Periodic, Periodical

Definition of Biennial

1. a. Happening, or taking place, once in two years; as, a biennial election.

2. n. Something which takes place or appears once in two years; esp. a biennial examination.

Definition of Biennial

1. Adjective. Happening every two years. ¹

2. Adjective. Lasting for two years. ¹

3. Noun. A plant that requires two years to complete its life-cycle, germinating and growing in its first year, then producing its flowers and fruit in its second year, after which it usually dies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Biennial

1. an event that occurs every two years [n -S]

Medical Definition of Biennial

1. A plant whose life cycle extends for more than one but less than two years after germination. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Biennial

biehlite
bield
bielded
bieldier
bieldiest
bielding
bields
bieldy
biello-siegel criteria
bien
bien-pensant
bien pensant
biennale
biennales
biennia
biennial (current term)
biennially
biennials
biennium
bienniums
bienséance
biepitaxial
bier
bierbalk
bierbalks
bierkeller
bierkellers
biers
bierstube
bierstubes

Literary usage of Biennial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Colorado, Division of Finance, Dept. of Finances and Taxation (1908)
"biennial Report OF THE TREASURER OF STATE OF COLORADO To His Excellency, Denver, Colorado, December 1, 1908. HENRY A. BUCHTEL, Governor of Colorado. ..."

2. A History of the Dakota Or Sioux Indians: From Their Earliest Traditions and by Doane Robinson (1904)
"Hospital for the insane, Yank ton; report of superintendent, biennial, 1890-1902. ... South Dakota Geological Survey; report of state geologist, biennial, ..."

3. American Statute Law: An Analytical and Compared Digest by Frederic Jesup Stimson (1892)
"biennial Laws, 1887, 1889-90. North Carolina. Code of 1883. ... biennial Laws, 1885-1891. Washington. Code of 1881. biennial Laws, 1883, 188G, 1890, 1891. ..."

4. American Druggist (1890)
"AW GERHARD, in a paper read at the British Pharmaceutical Conference, remarked that the biennial variety of henbane is believed to be more active, ..."

5. A Manual for the Constitutional Convention, 1917: Submitted to the by William Bennett Munro (1917)
"22 24 21 24 2 4 4 4 4 2 4 2 3 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 biennial. biennial. biennial. ... biennial. Annual. biennial. I First Wednesday after first Monday in June. ..."

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