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biennial

adjective

(L. bis: twice; annus: year) A plant whose life span extends for more than one but less than two years after germination, i.e. which lives two years, i.e. requiring two years in which to complete its life cycle, the first year growing only vegetatively, usually forming a basal rosette of leaves, the second flowering, fruiting, then dying.