Dictionary.com

axil

[ ak-sil ]
/ ˈæk sɪl /
Save This Word!

noun Botany.

the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch.

QUIZZES

DO A DOUBLE TAKE ON THIS QUIZ ON CONTRONYMS

Look both ways before you take this quiz on contronyms, or words that can have opposite meanings.
Question 1 of 7
Choose the sentence that uses "rent" correctly.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of axil

First recorded in 1785–95, axil is from the Latin word axilla armpit
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for axil

British Dictionary definitions for axil

axil
/ (ˈæksɪl) /

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for axil

axil
[ ăksĭl ]

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK