leaf scar

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noun Botany.

the mark left on a stem or twig after a leaf falls.

Nearby words

  1. leaf primordium,
  2. leaf roll,
  3. leaf roller,
  4. leaf rust,
  5. leaf scald,
  6. leaf sheath,
  7. leaf sight,
  8. leaf spot,
  9. leaf spring,
  10. leaf through

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leaf scar

The mark left on a stem after a leaf falls. Leaf scars can be used to identify tree species in winter or from specimens of their twigs.
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