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vernation

[ ver-ney-shuhn ]
/ vərˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun Botany.
the arrangement of the foliage leaves within the bud.
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Origin of vernation

1785–95; <New Latin vernātiōn- (stem of vernātiō), equivalent to Latin vernāt(us) (past participle of vernāre to be verdant; see vernal, -ate1) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for vernation

vernation
/ (vɜːˈneɪʃən) /

noun
the way in which leaves are arranged in the bud

Word Origin for vernation

C18: from New Latin vernātiō, from Latin vernāre to be springlike, from vēr spring
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Scientific definitions for vernation

vernation
[ vûr-nāshən ]

The arrangement of young foliage leaves within a bud. The coiled arrangement of young leaves in fern fiddleheads is known as circinate vernation and protects the delicate leaf tips as they develop.
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