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branchlet

[branch-lit, brahnch-] /ˈbræntʃ lɪt, ˈbrɑntʃ-/
noun
1.
a small branch or a subdivision of a branch.
Origin of branchlet
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35; branch + -let
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  • The leaves are little evergreen scales, which overlap, and being closely pressed to the branchlet, completely clothe and hide it.

  • 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.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • 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
  • The little, tender balls which you found near the young bud at the end of the branchlet is a new cone just started this year.

  • Probably, though, in this instance he included every branch and branchlet that led the water amongst the cultivated lands.

    The Khedive's Country George Manville Fenn
  • The fungus of the Poppy is very much more branched than that of the Potato, and every minute branchlet carries a spore.

  • Each branch and branchlet is terminated by a lengthening raceme of flowers.

  • Nothing stirred; each leaf hung motionless from its branchlet as they passed.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson

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