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deciduous


the eastern deciduous forests
  tending to fall off — typically of plants that shed leaves at the end of the growing season

or much more rarely:  of  teeth, antlers, and scales shed at the end of a period of growth
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Strongly Associated with:   coniferous
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  • the eastern deciduous forests
  • deciduous teeth
  • Deciduous trees are an interesting topic, I guess.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • (Which I assumed meant hot in the dialect of deciduous fruit.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • He says that the wild turkey, once abundant in the deciduous forests in these regions, is far more intelligent and can elude even practiced hunters.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Primary ecology is deciduous rain forest.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The bare deciduous trees were russet with buds, while new blades of grass began to push up between last year’s dead stalks.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The black wraith of a deciduous creeper flapped from the porch, and the thin wooden walls, under their worn coat of paint, seemed to shiver in the wind that had risen with the ceasing of the snow.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • The deciduous trees stood up in skeleton, like maps of the veins or of the nervous system.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • On the surface it seemed that nothing had changed other than the winter’s stripping of the deciduous trees and the white shroud of snow that blanketed the surroundings.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack

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  • Under foot the leaves were dry, and the foliage of some holly bushes which grew among the deciduous trees was dense enough to keep off draughts.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Brambles, though churlish when handled, are kindly shelter in early winter, being the latest of the deciduous bushes to lose their leaves.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The autumn had already clearly marked the frontiers between the coniferous and the deciduous trees.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He planned also to coat the beach with fallen oak and maple leaves to signify the fact that Columbus landed in autumn, even though live palms and dead deciduous leaves were not precisely compatible.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • League after league of trees sailed by underneath them, with little variation save for clusters of deciduous trees—oaks and elms and birch and aspen and languorous willows—which often lined the waterways below.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Most deciduously.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Deciduous trees-oaks and beeches and maples-dominated the outer parts of the forest, but farther in, Eragon knew, they gave way to the forbidding pine trees that formed the bulk of the woods.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • She is only a world-famous writer who wrote three Pulitzer Prize books about the deciduous trees of South Carolina.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • THE YEWS: (Their silverfoil of leaves precipitating, their skinny arms aging and swaying) Deciduously!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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Associated words [difficulty]:   deciduous [8] , coniferous [9] , coniferous [9] , species [1] , genus [6] , hominid [8] , marsupial [8] , phylum [8] , coniferous [9] , taxonomy [9]
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