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

  • adj. Resembling a twig or twigs, as in slenderness or fragility.
  • adj. Abounding in twigs: a twiggy branch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having many twigs.
  • adj. Thin and angular.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a twig or twigs; like a twig or twigs; full of twigs; abounding with shoots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of or resembling twigs; made of twigs.
  • Full of twigs.

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

  • adj. thin as a twig


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