semperannual

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

semper- +‎ annual

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AdjectiveEdit

semperannual (not comparable)

  1. (rare nonce word) Perpetually perennial.
    • 1861: George Meredith, Evan Harrington, page 239
      [S]upposing Lord Mayor’s footmen to be plumed like estridges — gorgeous as the sun at Midsummer — what must Lord Mayors be, and semperannual Lords, and so on to the pinnacle?

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Last modified on 28 November 2013, at 15:43