Non-deciduous



[dih-sij-oo-uh s] /dɪˈsɪdʒ u əs/

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.
/dɪˈsɪdjʊəs/
adjective
1.
(of trees and shrubs) shedding all leaves annually at the end of the growing season and then having a dormant period without leaves Compare evergreen (sense 1)
2.
(of antlers, wings, teeth, etc) being shed at the end of a period of growth
3.
(rare) impermanent; transitory Compare evergreen (sense 2)
adj.

1680s, from Latin deciduus “that which falls off,” from decidere “to fall off,” from de- “down” (see de-) + cadere “to fall” (see case (n.1)). Originally with reference to leaves, petals, teeth, etc.; specific sense of “trees whose leaves fall off” (opposed to evergreen) is from 1778.

deciduous de·cid·u·ous (dĭ-sĭj’ōō-əs)
adj.

deciduous
(dĭ-sĭj’-əs)

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