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1. A small branch.
2. A subdivision of a branch that is near or at the tip of the branch.


(Plants) a small branch


(ˈbræntʃ lɪt, ˈbrɑntʃ-)

a small branch.
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Noun1.branchlet - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division)branchlet - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
brier - a thorny stem or twig
branch - a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
wand - a thin supple twig or rod; "stems bearing slender wands of flowers"
withy, withe - strong flexible twig
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The active principles of the branchlet and hook of Uncaria sinensis Oliv.
Cecidomyia lamellata Gagne, new species, is described from adults of both sexes, pupae, and larvae taken from resin in branchlet swellings of baldcypress, Taxodium distichum (L.
Force growth upward by cutting just beyond an upward-growing branchlet or bud.
After plucking a fruit from a branchlet, they move to a larger branch, remove the pulp, hammer the seed coat open with the bill, and extract and eat the embryo and endosperm.
Pollen strobili axillary, erect or horizontal, compound, 5-10 clustered together on a 1-2 cm subterminal portion of the branchlet, 0.
The smooth oval shaped leaves of about 8-16 cm long and 3-7 cm wide are alternately arranged in branchlets.
Flowers are spirally arranged on tomentose branchlets on a large inflorescence with three to four order branching (Henderson et al.
It is a small tree with tiered branches and divaricate branchlets having broad glossy dark green leaves.
The bracts of the ultimate branchlets (spikelet bracts) are often barely distinct from glumes (Goetghebeur, 1998).
Their latest 'Micro Propagation' technique of using emerging branchlets from mature culms is one of the most successful and cheapest methods to establish a bamboo plantation.
Irvingia gabonesis (ogbono) is a wild seed bearing many fruit plant that grows to a height of 15-40m and has a dense, compact crown, branchlets ending in narrow, curved stipular sheath covering the leaf bud.
SC short (only reaching level of M and CuA forks), almost straight, with three oblique, spaced, almost straight, visible preapical branchlets (probably only one or none missing).