sapling


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sap·ling

 (săp′lĭng)
n.
1. A young tree.
2. A youth.

sapling

(ˈsæplɪŋ)
n
1. (Botany) a young tree
2. literary a youth

sap•ling

(ˈsæp lɪŋ)

n.
1. a young tree.
2. a young person.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sapling - young treesapling - young tree        
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
Translations
شَجَرَةٌ في أوَّل مَراحِل نُمُوِّها
mladý strom
ihmistaimitaimi
csemetefacsemete
ungt tré
jauns koks
mladý strom

sapling

[ˈsæplɪŋ] Nárbol m joven

sapling

[ˈsæplɪŋ] njeune arbre m

sapling

njunger Baum

sapling

[ˈsæplɪŋ] nalberello

sapling

(ˈsӕpliŋ) noun
a young tree.
References in classic literature ?
But at the same time there was a suspicious crackling movement beside him, and his astonished eye saw a young spruce sapling bending down above him to strike him.
Come, old chap,” said Billy, good-naturedly, “don’t be crabb’d, but hear what a man has got to say I’ve no consarn in the business, only to see right ‘twixt man and man; and I don’t kear the valie of a beetle-ring which gets the better; but there’s Squire Doolittle, yonder be hind the beech sapling, he has invited me to come in and ask you to give up to the law—that’s all.
On a tract of several acres around this rock, oaks and other hard-wood trees had supplied the place of the pines, which were the usual growth of the land; and a young and vigorous sapling stood close beside the travellers.
The sapling which had rooted down to a poisonous stratum on the spot of its sowing had been transplanted to a deeper soil.
The thief is leaning against the foot of the sugar sapling, that you can see over them bushes; his right leg is in a line with the bark of the tree, and," tapping his rifle, "I can take him from where I stand, between the angle and the knee, with a single shot, putting an end to his tramping through the woods, for at least a month to come.
Choosing among them, he presently found a sapling to his liking.
Here he paused a moment before the sapling barrier which Bukawai had set up, listening to the snarls and growls which came faintly from the far recesses of the cavern.
Heaven vouchsafed me a son, hero among heroes, and he shot up as a sapling.
Just a hint of the fall styles, mother," she said, slipping the stem of a gorgeous red and yellow sapling between the mattress and the foot of the bed.
And he strode down the lists with a slender peeled sapling which he stuck upright in the ground.
He could just reach the saplings that formed the frame work of the roof.
So he took his axe to the forest, and selected some stout, straight saplings, which he cut down and trimmed of all their twigs and leaves.