[ adjective ] recurring again and again
"perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
Used in print(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)
Swadesh , and therefore Hoijer , felt compelled to omit all terms denoting species or even genera ( fox , vulture , salmon , yellow_pine , manzanita ) ; their classes of animal and plant terms are restricted to generalizations or recurrent parts ( fish , bird , tree , grass , horn , tail , bark , root ) .