This deciduous tree has lost its leaves.
A tree that loses its leaves annually is an example of a deciduous tree.
- falling off or out at a certain season or stage of growth, as some leaves, antlers, insect wings, or milk teeth
- shedding leaves annually
- short-lived; temporary
Origin of deciduousClassical Latin deciduus from decidere, to fall off from de-, off, down + cadere, to fall: see case
- Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season: deciduous trees.
- Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth: deciduous antlers; deciduous leaves.
- Of or relating to the primary teeth.
Origin of deciduousFrom Latin dēciduus from dēcidere to fall off dē- de- cadere to fall ; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
top: with foliage in summer
bottom: without foliage in winter
From Latin dēciduus (“falling down or off”), from dēcidō (“fall down”)