a plant having foliage that is shed annually at the end of the growing season
a plant that loses its leaves during the winter
a plant that loses it's leaves during the winter
A plant that sheds all or nearly all its leaves each year
(Botanical) (1) Plants characterized by a specific growth and dormancy cycle, with certain parts falling at the end of the growing period, as leaves, fruits, etc., or after anthesis, as the petals of many flowers. (2) Plants having leaves of this type. As contrasted with Evergreen which remains verdant throughout the year.