[ev-er-green] /ˈɛv ərˌgrin/
(of trees, shrubs, etc.) having leaves throughout the entire year, the leaves of the past season not being shed until after the new foliage has been completely formed.
retaining its relevance, popularity, usefulness, etc.; enduring:
Some toys are evergreen favorites.
Law. (of a contract or contract clause) specifying automatic renewal at the end of the term.
an evergreen plant.
evergreens, evergreen twigs or branches used for decoration.
something that is evergreen, or enduringly fresh:
The paper publishes decorating tips or other archived evergreens on slow news days.
(of certain trees and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year; continually shedding and replacing leaves Compare deciduous
remaining fresh and vital
an evergreen tree or shrub
1640s in reference to trees and shrubs, from ever + green (adj.). From 1660s as an adjective. Figurative sense from 1871.
Adjective Having green leaves or needles all year. Evergreen trees lose their leaves individually on an ongoing basis, rather than losing all of them in a short period at the end of a growing season in the manner of deciduous trees. Compare deciduous.
Noun An evergreen tree, shrub, or plant, such as the pine, holly, or rhododendron.
: desperately searching the shelf of ”evergreen” pieces, hoping to find some picture story that we could tie in with what was happening
[journalism senses so called because such material is perdurably useful]
- Evergreen contract
noun phrase A contract always written with a time extension: It was an ”evergreen” contract on which he’d always have two years to go automatically (1980s+ Sports)
- Evergreen fund
noun 1. a fund that provides capital for new companies and makes regular injections of capital to support their development
noun 1. a magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, of the southern U.S., having evergreen foliage and large, fragrant, white flowers, grown as a shade and ornamental tree in the warmer parts of the U.S.: the state tree of Mississippi.
noun 1. any of several oaks, as the holm oak, having evergreen foliage.