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1. A small branch.
2. A subdivision of a branch that is near or at the tip of the branch.
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(Plants) a small branch
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(ˈbræntʃ lɪt, ˈbrɑntʃ-)

a small branch.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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4/14/11 on 1 voice : on 1 mignonette green this branchlet this blossom this instant of a teardrop in your eye this raining in your voice swept forth by spring this scent of white tears this scent of whiteness this white of spring of voice this little white bell of April (= Fratres) this whiteness of little bells = Fratres this whisper of voice this whisper from the vineyard ("April") these twigs little bells of April swept away trembling delphinium cress lungwort Bach's chorales of the Virgin &c.
As the outcomes displayed, in the secondary phloem of branchlet and trunk, the vacuole proteins were found in all of the parenchyma cells, except for companion cells.
We recently covered heel cuttings: pull off a 'branchlet' leaving behind a heel of material from the parent plant.
Additionally, the number of branchlets, the length of branchlets, and the number of branchlet segments were measured in the third whorl of branchlets (counting from the apex), in which the features are properly developed.
The active principles of the branchlet and hook of Uncaria sinensis Oliv.
spur--A short, usually pointed branchlet, found on some fruit trees.
As soon as you notice the branching tendency, snip off the weakest branch and stake the remaining branchlet to grow straight--leaning, if at all, into the prevailing wind.
However, to assure that similar foliage units were sampled in each treatment, we recorded number of branches per shrub, branchlets per branch (for one randomly selected branch per shrub), leaves per branchlet (for three branchlets per shrub) and average length of 10 leaves.
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.) Rich.