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biennial

biennial - Dictionary definition and meaning for word biennial

Definition
(noun) (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
Definition
(adj) having a life cycle lasting two seasons
Synonyms : two-year
Example Sentence
  • a biennial life cycle
  • parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals

Definition
(adj) occurring every second year
Synonyms : biyearly
Example Sentence
  • they met at biennial conventions

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for biennial

FOR THE SELECTED MNEMONIC ABOVE,"BI+ANNUAL".IT IS ABSOLUTELY OPPOSITE AS BIANNUAL MEANS HAPPENING TWICE IN A YEAR.(SELECTORS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
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by prashi2

Enn means year Therefore, Biennial - Happening every second year Perennial - continuing from year to year, present at all seasons.
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by Administrator

BI-ANNUAL
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by gatz_funky

Enn means year Therefore, +BI MEANS TWO.. Biennial - Happening every second year Perennial - continuing from year to year, present at all seasons.
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by smartankit_27

The word Biennial can be ralted to the word Binomial which means 2 tersm...so 2 terms implies 2 years
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by itskhush.gupta

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