|1.||Compare deciduous (of certain trees and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year; continually shedding and replacing leaves|
|2.||remaining fresh and vital|
|3.||an evergreen tree or shrub|
|evergreen (ěv'ər-grēn') Pronunciation Key
Adjective Having green leaves or needles all year. Evergreen trees lose their leaves individually on an ongoing basis, rather than losing all of them in a short period at the end of a growing season in the manner of deciduous trees. Compare deciduous.
Noun An evergreen tree, shrub, or plant, such as the pine, holly, or rhododendron.