leaf scar


Definition of leaf scar

: the mark left on a stem after a leaf falls

First Known Use of leaf scar

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Leaf scar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20scar. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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