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evergreen


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evergreen
     1. adj. Of plants, especially trees, that do not shed their leaves seasonally.
     2. adj. Continually fresh or self-renewing; often used metaphorically.
     3. adj. Of a document or dataset, continually up-to-date (as opposed to being published at regular intervals and being slightly outdated in-between those publication dates)
     4. adj. Suitable for transmission at any time; not urgent or time-dependent.
     5. n. A tree or shrub that does not shed its leaves or needles seasonally.
     6. n. More specifically, a conifer tree.
     7. n. A news story that can be published or broadcast at any time.
     8. v. To extend the term of a patent beyond the normal legal limit, usually through repeated small modifications.
     9. v. To set the repayment rate of a loan at or below the interest rate, so low that the principal will never be repaid.

Example Sentences

I would plant all three to create an evergreen screen, as well as to provide early summer flowers and a fiery tapestry of winter berries. 
They bury evergreen melodies beneath a welter of colliding influences. 

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