branch·​let | \ ˈbranch-lət How to pronounce branchlet (audio) \

Definition of branchlet

: a small usually terminal branch

Examples of branchlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only lemon trees require other pruning, to thin out twiggy branchlets so the plant can put more energy into vigorous branches, and to let light into the plant. Pam Peirce,, "Planning to grow fruit trees? Start here," 11 Oct. 2019 Roth’s weeping fig is a classic example: braided trunk, delicately drooping branchlets, and a dense shock of glossy leaves about 2 inches long . Los Angeles Times, "How the weeping fig became the ‘It’ plant of the gardening world (again)," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of branchlet

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Branchlet.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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