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Word: biennial

Definition: every two years


Sentences Containing 'biennial'

Cannot our critics conceive that a biennial plant or one of the lower animals might range into a cold climate and perish there every winter; and yet, owing to advantages gained through natural selection, survive from year to year by means of its seeds or ova?

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