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perennial +‎ -ize


perennialize (third-person singular simple present perennializes, present participle perennializing, simple past and past participle perennialized)

  1. (botany, intransitive) To return year after year as a perennial.
    • 2000, Tom Peace, Sunbelt Gardening: Success in Hot-Weather Climates (page 64)
      I recommend spending your bulb budget on bulbs that will perennialize in the garden, and if you need big tulips, purchase a bunch from the local florist.
  2. (botany, transitive) To make perennial.
    • 2007 June 5, Jim Robbins, “A Perennial Search for Perfect Wheat”, in New York Times[1]:
      The quest here is one of several around the world, to perennialize everything from sorghum to chickpeas to sunflowers.