branchlet

noun

branch·​let ˈbranch-lət How to pronounce branchlet (audio)
: a small usually terminal branch

Examples of branchlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The photo of the branchlet tips shows the male pollen cones of cedar, which occur at the tips. oregonlive, 16 Apr. 2022 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, SFChronicle.com, 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, 15 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of branchlet was circa 1731

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“Branchlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/branchlet. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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