Sempervirens
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Sempervirens
See also: semper-virens

Latin

Etymology

From semper ("always") + vir?ns ("flourishing, green")

Pronunciation

Adjective

sempervir?ns (genitive sempervirentis); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. always flourishing or vigorous
  2. (of plants) evergreen
    • 1822, The Botanical Register, volume 8, page 643:
      Azedarach sempervirens et florens. [...] Ab Azedarach distincta est, nec pro varietate aestimari debet.
    • 1925, Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, volumes 15 and 16, page 205:
      Frutex sempervirens epiphyticus ad 30 cm. attingens, inflorescentia excepta glaber.
    • 1936, Zesde Internationaal Botanisch Congres, Amsterdam, volume 1, page 138:
      Florae Batavae magnum ornamentum, planta solum in forma feminina ocurrens, [...] sempervirens et semperflorens, sonorica, [...]

Declension

Third-declension one-termination adjective.


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