Pronunciation: (pur-pech'OO-ul), [key]
1. continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
2. lasting an indefinitely long time: perpetual snow.
3. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption; ceaseless: a perpetual stream of visitors all day.
4. blooming almost continuously throughout the season or the year.
1. a hybrid rose that is perpetual.
2. a perennial plant.
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