Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Biennial
Pronunciation: \bī-ˈe-nē-əl\
Definition: (adj, noun)
1) occurring every second year
2) having a life cycle lasting two seasons
3) an event that occurs every two years
4) (botany) 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
Etymology: Early 17th century: from Latin biennis (from bi- ‘twice’ + annus ‘year’) + -al.