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Related to scale leaf: axil
1. (Botany) a modified leaf, often small and membranous, protecting buds, etc
2. (Botany) any of the leaves of some conifers, such as cypresses, that are small and tightly pressed to the stem
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|Noun||1.||scale leaf - a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin|
squamule - a minute scale
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