Monday, January 9, 2012

perennial


perennial [ puh’-REN-ee-uh’ l ]
 noun, adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. (adj.) existing throughout the year
2. (adj.) persisting for a very long time
3. (adj.) recurrent or perpetual
4. (n.) a plant that is perennial in nature
5. (n.) a recurrent phenomenon or thing
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The perennial tropical climate of Florida makes it an attractive destination for tourists from more temperate regions.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 According to data from NASA's QuikSCAT satellite, between 2004 and 2005 the Arctic lost an unprecedented 14 percent of its perennial sea ice (shown in white)—some 280,000 square miles (725,000 square kilometers), or an area the size of Texas