de·cid·u·ous [dih-sij-oo-uhs] (previously 06-30-13)
1. shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs.
2. falling off or shed at a particular season, stage of growth, etc., as leaves, horns, or teeth.
3. not permanent; transitory.
OTHER WORDS FROM DECIDUOUS
WORDS RELATED TO DECIDUOUS
fleeting, ephemeral, brief, transitory, temporary, short-term, momentary, flash, temporal, flying, fugitive, short, volatile, passing, fly-by-night, evanescent, impermanent, quick, transient, fugacious
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Origin: 1650–60; < Latin deciduus tending to fall, falling, equivalent to decid ( ere ) to fall off, down ( de- de- + -cidere, combining form of cadere to fall) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; see -ous
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It is the deciduous, woody plants that give a place its sense of seasonality and vitality.
WINTER WONDERS: CONIFERS REVIVE THE SLEEPING GARDEN. BUT REMEMBER, LESS IS MORE.|ADRIAN HIGGINS|DECEMBER 2, 2020|WASHINGTON POST
This list includes deciduous and evergreen tree species found in cool climates down to warmer tropical latitudes.
13 EDIBLE PLANTS YOU CAN STILL FIND IN THE WINTER|BY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFE|DECEMBER 1, 2020|POPULAR SCIENCE
As the weather becomes icy and light in short supply, many deciduous species find it energetically costly to maintain their leaves.
CLIMATE CHANGE IS AFFECTING FALL FOLIAGE, BUT NOT IN THE WAY YOU THINK|ULA CHROBAK|NOVEMBER 30, 2020|POPULAR SCIENCE
Occurs on the inner bark of deciduous trees, especially of oak.
THE NORTH AMERICAN SLIME-MOULDS|THOMAS H. (THOMAS HUSTON) MACBRIDE
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