bud scale

noun

Definition of bud scale

: one of the leaves resembling scales that form the sheath of a plant bud

Examples of bud scale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These shoots appear at the ends of branches as clusters of closely packed bud scales. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Not like other evergreens: Pine trees require special pruning," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bud scale

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Bud scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bud%20scale. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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