Definition of Evergreen

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

Exact synonyms: Evergreen Plant
Generic synonyms: Tracheophyte, Vascular Plant
Antonyms: Deciduous Plant

2. Adjective. (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year.
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Cone-bearing, Coniferous, Half-evergreen, Semi-evergreen
Antonyms: Deciduous

Definition of Evergreen

1. a. 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. n. An evergreen plant.

Definition of Evergreen

1. Adjective. Of plants, especially trees, that do not shed their leaves seasonally. ¹

2. Adjective. Continually fresh or self-renewing; often used metaphorically. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a document or dataset, continually up-to-date (as opposed to being published at regular intervals and being slightly outdated in-between those publication dates) ¹

4. Adjective. (context: broadcasting) Suitable for transmission at any time; not urgent or time-dependent. ¹

5. Noun. A tree or shrub that does not shed its leaves or needles seasonally. ¹

6. Noun. (informal) More specifically, a conifer tree. ¹

7. Noun. (colloquial) A news story that can be published or broadcast at any time. ¹

8. Verb. (patents pharmaceuticals) To extend the term of a patent beyond the normal legal limit, usually through repeated small modifications. ¹

9. Verb. (banking) To set the repayment rate of a loan at or below the interest rate, so low that the principal will never be repaid. ¹

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Definition of Evergreen

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Medical Definition of Evergreen

1. Bearing green leaves throughout the year. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Evergreen

ever since
ever smoker
ever smokers
ever so
evergreen (current term)
evergreen beech
evergreen bittersweet
evergreen blueberry
evergreen cherry
evergreen huckleberry
evergreen magnolia
evergreen millet
evergreen oak
evergreen plant
evergreen thorn
evergreen winterberry
evergreen wood fern

Literary usage of Evergreen

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

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Ornamental woody plants some- times grown for their evergreen foliage. AAA. ... Low evergreen shrubs: branchlets somewhat quadrangular, ..."

2. The Mining Magazine (1857)
"But they have opened on it upon the Ridge property adjoining, and only a few rods from the boundary line of the evergreen. The next vein to the north of ..."

3. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to by Andrew Jackson Downing (1852)
"The History and Description of all the finest Hardy evergreen Trees. ... HE Pines compose by far the most important genus of evergreen trees. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1908)
"THE evergreen mine, located at Apex, in the northern part of Gilpin county, ... At the evergreen property they have been cut by a dike of a new kind of ..."

5. Report by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Botanical Dept (1908)
"... BANTAM-STOWELL'S evergreen" CROSS (34-83). Yellow grains from twin ears were planted in thirty-two hills making one of the two blocks of this cross grow ..."

6. Report by Oklahoma Adjutant-general's office (1859)
"INSECTS INFESTING evergreen FOREST TREES, The pines, firs and other evergreen trees forming the ..."

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