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A.Word.A.Day--deciduous

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deciduous (di-SIJ-oo-uhs) adjective

1. Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth.
2. Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season.
3. Not lasting; ephemeral.

[From Latin deciduus, from decidere, to fall off : de-, de- + cadere, to fall.]

"Even leafless deciduous trees can block 25-60% of the sun's energy."
Marshall Glickman;, Money Does Grow on Trees; Mother Earth News; Oct 1994.

This week's theme: Words about trees

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