Amphicerus bicaudatus
Twig Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster]

The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on the outside with hides. --Sir T. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

{Twig borer} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small beetles which bore into twigs of shrubs and trees, as the apple-tree twig borer ({Amphicerus bicaudatus}).

{Twig girdler}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Girdler}, 3.

{Twig rush} (Bot.), any rushlike plant of the genus {Cladium} having hard, and sometimes prickly-edged, leaves or stalks. See {Saw grass}, under {Saw}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Twig — Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twig borer — Twig Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twig girdler — Twig Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twig rush — Twig Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mockernut Hickory — Taxobox name = Mockernut Hickory image width = 240px image caption = regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Juglandaceae genus = Carya species = C. tomentosa binomial = Carya tomentosa binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • branch and twig borer — ▪ insect also called false powder post borers   any of approximately 700 species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) that live in dry wood or under tree bark. Branch and twig borers range in size from 3 to 20 mm (0.1 to 0.8 inch). However, the… …   Universalium

  • Carya tomentosa — Mockernut Hickory The nuts of white hickory Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • apple twig borer — noun : a small brown cylindrical beetle (Amphicerus bicaudatus) that bores into the twigs of especially fruit trees …   Useful english dictionary

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