deciduous

Part of speech: noun

Deciduousness.

Part of speech: adjective

A falling off at maturity, as leaves, etc.

Part of speech: adjective

Shedding leaves annually, as a tree, etc.

Part of speech: adverb

Deciduously.

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Usage examples "deciduous":

  1. There was timber in the valley below, though, and on the hills beyond, deciduous, somewhat like oak. - "Cat and Mouse", Ralph Williams.
  2. I was suspicious of a rather distant hill- top covered with pine- trees; but before I could make it convenient to visit the place at the proper hour, I discovered, quite unexpectedly, that the roost was close by the very road up and down which I had been walking; an isolated piece of swampy wood, a few acres in extent, mostly a dense growth of gray birches and swamp white oaks, but with a sprinkling of maples and other deciduous trees. - "The Foot-path Way", Bradford Torrey.
  3. Everything suggests that the deciduous tree evolved to meet an increase of cold, not of heat. - "The Story of Evolution", Joseph McCabe.