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Definitions of deciduous

  1. Deciduously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Falling off, or subject to fall or be shed, at a certain season, or a certain stage or interval of growth, as leaves (except of evergreens) in autumn, or as parts of animals, such as hair, teeth, antlers, etc.; also, shedding leaves or parts at certain seasons, stages, or intervals; as, deciduous trees; the deciduous membrane. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Losing foliage or leaves every year; not evergreen; as, the maple is a deciduous tree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Falling off: that fall in autumn, as leaves: not permanent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Falling off in autumn, as leaves; shedding leaves in the autumn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A falling off at maturity, as leaves, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Shedding leaves annually, as a tree, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Falling at the end of the period of growth; falling at maturity. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for deciduous

  1. Under foot the leaves were dry, and the foliage of some holly bushes which grew among the deciduous trees was dense enough to keep off draughts. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. North America, 1686. This is a deciduous or semi- evergreen shrub, of about 6 feet in height, found over a wide area in Canada and the United States. – Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs by A. D. Webster
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