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Deciduous

[di-ˈsi-jə-wəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: latin, 17th century

  • In botany, shedding leaves annually or at a certain point in the growth cycle

  • Transitory or ephemeral

Examples of Deciduous in a Sentence

  • Come winter, the beautiful deciduous forest becomes barren and dull, and we wait for regrowth in the spring.

  • I didn't realize the trees in my yard were deciduous, and every fall I have to rake fallen leaves on a daily basis.

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