the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch.
Origin of axil
First recorded in 1785–95, axil is from the Latin word axilla armpit
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British Dictionary definitions for axil
the angle between the upper surface of a branch or leafstalk and the stem from which it grows
Word Origin for axil
C18: from Latin axilla armpit
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The angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the stem or branch that supports it. A bud is usually found in the axil.
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