The definition of annual is happening yearly.(adjective)
Easter, Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving are each an example of an annual event.
An annual is defined as a plant that lives for only one year or season.(noun)
Geraniums and petunias are each an example of an annual.
See annual in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr annuel < LL annualis, a year old < L annus, year < IE *atnos < base *at-, to go, year > Goth athnam (dat. pl.), years, Sans átati, (he) goes
See annual in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English annuel
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin annuālis
Origin: , ultimately from Latin annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.
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