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[sem-ee-ev-er-green, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈɛv ərˌgrin, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective, Botany.
retaining green, unwithered leaves for part of the winter or through comparatively mild winters.


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