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Annual


AN'NUAL, adjective [Latin annalis, from annus, a year; Gr.]

1. Yearly; that returns every year; coming yearly; as an annual feast.

2. Lasting or continuing only one year or season; that requires to be renewed every year; as an annual plant. Leaves that grow in the spring, and perish in the autumn, are called annual in opposition to evergreens.

3. Performed in a year; as the annual motion of the earth.

AN'NUAL, noun A plant that lives but one year, or rather but one summer.