from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small branch.
- noun A subdivision of a branch that is near or at the tip of the branch.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A little branch; a twig; a subdivision of a branch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A little branch; a twig.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A small
branch; a twigor sprig
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
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The full moon is her face263and the branchlet is her shape,
The full moon is her face [FN#263] and the branchlet is her shape,
Said the Caliph, “Bring her to me;” and forth came a damsel, as she were a branchlet of willow, with seducing eyes and eyebrows set like twin bows; and on her head she wore a crown of red gold crusted with pearls and jewelled, under which was a fillet bearing this couplet wrought in letters of chrysolite,
The Wazir had a daughter, a virgin of extreme loveliness, as she were a fleeing gazelle or a bending branchlet, and it chanced that she sat one day at the lattice aforesaid and behold, she heard Nur al-Din, singing and solacing himself under his sorrows by improvising these verses,
The girl is soft of speech, fair of form, like a branchlet of basil, with teeth like chamomile-petals and hair like halters wherefrom to hang hearts.
He plucked a spruce branchlet and stripped away the needles.
Ordinarily the fallen needle — or branchlet — of a beach oak (CASUARINA EQUISETIFOLIA) is absolutely passive.
Gradually the most obstinate branchlet with its spray of leaves is drawn into juxtaposition with the main part of the mansion.
To prepare the vegetable, remove the small leaflets from the main branch by pressing on the branchlet between the fingers and pulling.
At one time, a real stream of water, perhaps a branchlet of the river that tumbled down the cliff further on, had cut a channel through here, forming the cave.