deciduous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēciduus (falling down or off), from dēcidō (fall down)

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsɪdʒʊəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪˈsɪd.ju.əs/, /dəˈsɪd.ju.əs/
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deciduous (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Describing a part that falls off, or is shed, at a particular time or stage of development.
  2. (botany) Of or pertaining to trees which lose their leaves in winter or the dry season.
  3. transitory, ephemeral, not lasting

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