biennial

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bienni(um) (two-year period) [from bis, bi- (twice) + annus (year)] + -al (suffix forming adjectives); surface analysis bi- +‎ -ennial.

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  • IPA(key): /baɪˈɛnɪəl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnɪəl

Adjective[edit]

biennial (not comparable)

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

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Noun[edit]

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
  2. An event that happens every two years

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