Deciduous

Definition of Deciduous

De`cid´u`ous
a.1.(Biol.) Falling off, or subject to fall or be shed, at a certain season, or a certain stage or interval of growth, as leaves (except of evergreens) in autumn, or as parts of animals, such as hair, teeth, antlers, etc.; also, shedding leaves or parts at certain seasons, stages, or intervals; as, deciduous trees; the deciduous membrane.

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arborary, arboreal, arboreous, arborescent, arboresque, arborical, arboriform, brittle, bushlike, bushy, capricious, changeable, citrous, collapsing, coniferous, corruptible, declining, declivitous, decurrent, dendriform, dendritic, dendroid, descendant, descending, down, down-reaching, downcoming, downfalling, downgoing, downhill, downsinking, downward, drooping, dropping, dying, ephemeral, evanescent, evergreen, fading, falling, fickle, fleeting, flitting, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, half-hardy, hardwood, hardy, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, insubstantial, momentary, mortal, mutable, nondeciduous, nondurable, nonpermanent, on the descendant, on the downgrade, passing, perennial, perishable, piny, plummeting, plunging, sagging, scrubbly, scrubby, scrublike, setting, short-lived, shrubby, shrublike, sinking, softwood, submerging, subsiding, temporal, temporary, tottering, transient, transitive, transitory, treelike, tumbledown, undurable, unenduring, unstable, volatile
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