plantlet

noun
plant·​let | \ ˈplant-lət How to pronounce plantlet (audio) \

Definition of plantlet

: a small or young plant

Examples of plantlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kalanchoe is another family member, notable for the small plantlets that grow along the edges of its leaves and periodically drop off to give rise to new plants. Washington Post, "Low-maintenance succulents make watering a breeze," 14 Jan. 2020 Kalanchoe is another family member, notable for the small plantlets that grow along the edges of its leaves and periodically drop off to give rise to new plants. NBC News, "Kill all your plants? These low-maintenance options require minimal watering," 14 Jan. 2020 What makes mother of thousands a good, solid houseplant is its ability to reproduce vegetatively, by growing plantlets along the margins of its leaves. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, "5 Of The Easiest Houseplants To Grow From Cuttings," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of plantlet

circa 1711, in the meaning defined above

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“Plantlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plantlet. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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