from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A branching out, as of a mountain range or river.
- noun A branch or ramification.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A branching out, as of trees; ramification; division.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The branching forth, as of trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
branching forth, as of treesfor example.
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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.