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word or phrase to add to your army.
Deciduous (di-sid-joo-us) describes two different things. Most commonly, it refers to trees that shed their leaves yearly. The opposite or antonym of deciduous is evergreen. Maple trees are deciduous because in the autumn, their leaves turn colors and then fall off, leaving the tree naked until spring when they bud out and leaf again. Christmas trees are evergreen. This means that they keep their leaves or needles year round.
The other things that can be described as deciduous are milk teeth, or baby teeth, which fall out in preparation for permanent teeth. Baby teeth are deciduous.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."