Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 10/28/14 Deciduous

Deciduous (adjective)
deciduous [dih-sij-oo-uh s]


adjective
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.

Origin: 1650-60; < Latin dēciduus tending to fall, falling, equivalent to dēcid (ere) to fall off, down ( dē- de- + -cidere, combining form of cadere to fall) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; see -ous

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