branches 1 of 2

plural of branch
as in limbs
a major outgrowth from the main stem of a woody plant I loved climbing among the branches of that old tree

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as in affiliates
a local unit of an organization a bank with many neighborhood branches

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as in tributaries
a stream that flows into a larger body of water the Blue Nile, the Atbara, and the White Nile are the three primary branches of the Nile River

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as in departments
a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization the two branches of the U.S. Congress

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present tense third-person singular of branch

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“Branches.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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