One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a tree or shrub) retaining foliage part way through a season in which the leaves would normally be lost.
- ‘Evergreen in mild-winter climates; semievergreen in colder areas.’
- ‘Some types, such as feather reed grass, are semievergreen.’
- ‘Bright orange with darker eye and green throat. 6-inch flowers, 28-inch stems, 22-inch leaves; semievergreen.’
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