• Happening once every year.
  • Of, for, or relating to a whole year, often as a recurring cycle; determined or reckoned by the year; accumulating in the course of a year; performed, executed, or completed over the course of a year. See also circannual.
  • Having a life cycle that is completed in only one growing season; e.g. beans, corn, marigold. See Annual plant in Wikipedia. Compare biennial, perennial.
  • Living or lasting just one season or year, as certain insects or insect colonies.



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  • First attested around 1382, borrowed from Late Latin annuālem, annuālis, related to Latin annālis, adjective form of annus. Used to categorize plants since 1710.

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