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Multiple Meanings
perennial — as in:  perennial flower

The perennials will bloom again next year.
a flower or other plant that survives all the seasons of the year; or one that lives for over two years
perennial — as in:  perennial candidate

Storing food was part of the perennial battle against winter.
recurring again and again
perennial — as in:  a perennial question

There are a some perennial favorite stories each Christmas. "A Christmas Carol" since 1842 and "It’s a Wonderful Life" since 1946 come to mind.
lasting a long time — seemingly forever
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