Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small branch or the terminal or ultimate subdivision of a branch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small branch; a twig or sprig

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little branch; a twig.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little branch; a twig; a subdivision of a branch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

Etymologies

branch +‎ -let (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The full moon is her face263and the branchlet is her shape,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The full moon is her face [FN#263] and the branchlet is her shape,

    Arabian nights. English

  • 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.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 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 Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 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 Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Ordinarily the fallen needle — or branchlet — of a beach oak (CASUARINA EQUISETIFOLIA) is absolutely passive.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Gradually the most obstinate branchlet with its spray of leaves is drawn into juxtaposition with the main part of the mansion.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • He plucked a spruce branchlet and stripped away the needles.

    The Lake House

  • To prepare the vegetable, remove the small leaflets from the main branch by pressing on the branchlet between the fingers and pulling.

    Chapter 7

  • 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.

    The Silver Gryphon

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