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  • n. Plural form of branchlet.


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  • It navigates and lands all at once, between protruding branchlets onto the main branch.

    Lunch Bird

  • Through the catkin's core is a long green stem from which radiate tiny branchlets.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • And on the barbicels of some feathers are even tinier branchlets, microscopic hamuli, which allow even more air to be trapped in the feather.


  • At right angles to the barbs are interlocking branchlets called barbules.


  • Compared to subalpine fir, grand fir occurs at lower elevations, has a wider crown, and usually produces broad spreading lower limbs with beautifully even secondary branchlets.

    Grand fir

  • The love between two friends pours forth like water from fountains, and that friendship resembles a rose growing between two "mind-branchlets."

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Only the branchlets and minuscule leaves are exposed to form a dense cushion no more than 1 centimeter (cm) above ground.

    North Tibetan Plateau-Kunlun Mountains alpine desert

  • I believe that branchlets of the Colgate-Palmolive money and the Campbell Soup money lived in town, too, but even they went to the public schools.

    Class Is in Session

  • A huge liana bound all the parasites together; several times it made the round of the house, clinging on to every angle, encircling every projection, forking, uniting, it everywhere threw out its irregular branchlets, and allowed not a bit of the house to be seen beneath its enormous clusters of bloom.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • And then when the liana ran down again to the ground the difficulty of picking it out under the mass of lycopods, large-leaved heliconias, rosy-tasseled calliandras, rhipsalas encircling it like the thread on an electric reel, between the knots of the large white ipomas, under the fleshy stems of the vanilla, and in the midst of the shoots and branchlets of the grenadilla and the vine.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon


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