As nouns the difference between perennial and lingering
is that perennial
is a perennial plant; a plant that is active throughout the year or survives for more than two growing seasons compare (annual
) while lingering
is an act of lingering or waiting.
As an adjective perennial
is lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time.
As a verb lingering is
Lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time.
(botany, of a plant) Having a life cycle of more than two years. Compare (annual), (biennial).
(figuratively) Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; permanent; unceasing; never failing.
* 1790 ,
- a perennial stream
(figuratively) Enduring; lasting; timeless.
- The perennial existence of bodies corporate and their fortunes are things particularly suited to a man who has long views…
(figuratively) Recurrent; appearing or recurring again and again.
- His artwork has a perennial beauty.
- Change is a perennial theme in politics.
A perennial plant; a plant that is active throughout the year or survives for more than two growing seasons. Compare (annual), (biennial).
An act of lingering or waiting.
* 2000 , David S. Reynolds, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (page 73)
That which lingers; a remnant.
* (Washington Irving)
- But through this insistent rhythm and rhyme, there are only questions and parenthetical pauses, interruptions and lingerings .
- The lingerings of decent pride were visible in her appearance. Her dress, though humble in the extreme, was scrupulously clean.