American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A branching out, as of a mountain range or river.
- n. A branch or ramification.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A branching out, as of trees; ramification; division.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The branching forth, as of trees.
- Compare French embranchement. (Wiktionary)
“There was no crust of stalagmite overlying the mud in which the human skeleton was found, and no bones of other animals in the mud with the skeleton; but just before our visit in 1860 the tusk of a bear had been met with in some mud in a lateral embranchment of the cave, in a situation precisely similar to b, Figure 1, and on a level corresponding with that of the human skeleton.”
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