biennial

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From Latin biennium (two-year period), from bis (two) + annus (year).

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biennial (not comparable)

  1. Happening every two years.
  2. Lasting for two years.

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biennial (plural biennials)

  1. A plant that requires two years to complete its life-cycle, germinating and growing in its first year, then producing its flowers and fruit in its second year, after which it usually dies.

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