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bud scale

  1. scale1(def 3a).
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Origin of bud scale

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for bud scale

Historical Examples

  • The Lilac also shows a gradation from bud-scale to simple leaf.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • The scars on the stem are of three kinds, leaf, bud-scale, and flower-cluster scars.

  • The bud-scale scar is quite different from the other trees which we have examined.

British Dictionary definitions for bud scale

bud scale

  1. one of the hard protective sometimes hairy or resinous specialized leaves surrounding the buds of certain plants, such as the rhododendron
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