leaf scar

noun

: the mark left on a stem after a leaf falls

Examples of leaf scar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a bud above every leaf scar. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leaf scar was in 1845

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“Leaf scar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20scar. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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