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branchlet

[branch-lit, brahnch-]
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noun
  1. a small branch or a subdivision of a branch.

Origin of branchlet

First recorded in 1725–35; branch + -let
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Examples from the Web for branchlet

Historical Examples

  • The leaves are little evergreen scales, which overlap, and being closely pressed to the branchlet, completely clothe and hide it.

    Wayside and Woodland Trees

    Edward Step

  • The cones are very small, about a half inch in length, growing singly from the lower side of the branchlet.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • The angle at which the bud stands out from the branchlet is of some taxonomic value.

  • It is a foot long, smooth and glossy, terminating at the base (o) in a "ring" and at a short stub or branchlet.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • The length of the branchlet is much influenced by different soils and climates.

    The Genus Pinus

    George Russell Shaw