bud scale
noun Date: 1845 one of the leaves resembling scales that form the sheath of a plant bud

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  • bud-scale — budˈ scale noun A leaf specialized as a scale protecting a bud • • • Main Entry: ↑bud …   Useful english dictionary

  • bud scale — bud′ scale n. bot scale I, 3), a) • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • bud scale — n. any of the thin, papery or leathery structures covering certain plant buds in winter …   English World dictionary

  • bud scale — noun or bud sheath : one of the leaves resembling scales that form the external covering of a plant bud and are often densely coated with hair, gum, or resin * * * scale1 (def. 3a). [1875 80] * * * bud scale, one of the small, often resinous or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bud scale — scale1 (def. 3a). [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • scale leaf — noun a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin • Syn: ↑scale • Hypernyms: ↑leaf, ↑leafage, ↑foliage • Hyponyms: ↑squamule * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bud — In botany, a bud is an undeveloped or embryonic shoot and normally occurs in the axil of a leaf or at the tip of the stem. Once formed, a bud may remain for some time in a dormant condition, or it may form a shoot immediately.The buds of many… …   Wikipedia

  • scale — scale1 scaleless, adj. scalelike, adj. /skayl/, n., v., scaled, scaling. n. 1. Zool. a. one of the thin, flat, horny plates forming the covering of certain animals, as snakes, lizards, and pangolins. b. one of the hard, b …   Universalium

  • scale — I [[t]skeɪl[/t]] n. v. scaled, scal•ing 1) a) one of the thin flat horny plates forming the covering of certain animals, as snakes, lizards, and pangolins b) one of the hard bony or dentinal plates, either flat or denticulate, forming the… …   From formal English to slang

  • bud sheath — noun see bud scale …   Useful english dictionary

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