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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: deciduus, from decidere 'to fall off'

deciduous

adjective
     
de‧cid‧u‧ous
HBPHBP deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter [≠ evergreen]
WORD FOCUS: tree WORD FOCUS: tree
parts of a tree: trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, roots, bark, twig

a large area of trees: forest, rainforest, jungle

a small area of trees: wood/woods, thicket British English, copse British English

types of tree: evergreen, deciduous, conifer, fruit tree, hardwood tree

wood from trees: timber, lumber, firewood
tree

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