sempervirent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin semper (always) + present participle of virēre (be green).

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Adjective[edit]

sempervirent (not comparable)

  1. Evergreen.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 408:
      A boxwood-lined path, presided over by a nostalgic-looking sempervirent sequoia (which American visitor mistook for a ‘Lebanese cedar’ – if they remarked it at all) took them to the absurdly misnamed rue du Mûrier [...].