1 occurring every second year; "they met at biennial conventions" [syn: biyearly]
2 having a life cycle lasting two seasons; "a biennial life cycle"; "parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals" [syn: two-year] [ant: perennial, annual] n : a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
- German: zweijährig
- A plant that requires two years to complete its life-cycle, germinating and growing in its first year, then producing its flowers and fruit in its second year, after which it usually dies.
Biennial may refer to:
amphibian, angiosperm, anniversary, annual, annual holiday, aquatic plant, biannual, bicentenary, bicentennial, bimonthly, birthday, bissextile day, biweekly, catamenial, centenary, centennial, commemoration, cosmopolite, cutting, daily, decennial, deciduous plant, diamond jubilee, dicot, dicotyledon, diurnal, ephemeral, evergreen, exotic, flowering plant, fortnightly, fungus, gametophyte, golden wedding anniversary, gymnosperm, hebdomadal, holy days, hourly, hydrophyte, immovable feast, jubilee, leap year, menstrual, momentary, momently, monocot, monocotyl, monthly, name day, natal day, octennial, perennial, plant, polycot, polycotyl, polycotyledon, quadrennial, quarterly, quasquicentennial, quincentenary, quincentennial, quinquennial, quotidian, secular, seed plant, seedling, semestral, semiannual, semimonthly, semiweekly, semiyearly, septennial, sesquicentennial, sextennial, silver wedding anniversary, spermatophyte, sporophyte, tercentenary, tercentennial, tertian, thallophyte, tricennial, triennial, vascular plant, vegetable, wedding anniversary, weed, weekly, yearly