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Parts of trees

bark

noun

the hard substance that covers a tree

blossom

noun

a flower on a tree, or all the flowers on a tree

bole

noun

the trunk of a tree

bough

noun

a big branch on a tree

branch

noun

a part of a tree that grows out of its trunk (=main stem) with leaves, flowers, or fruit growing on it. A very small branch is called a twig

catkin

noun

a long soft group of small flowers that hangs from the branches of willows and some other trees

chloroplast

noun

a part of a plant cell that contains chlorophyll and where photosynthesis takes place

corm

noun

a small round part at the base of the stem in some plants that stores food underground to use for growing new plants the next year

crown

noun

the wide circular top part of some types of tree

fig leaf

noun

a leaf from a fig tree. You often see a fig leaf covering the sex organs of people in paintings.

foliage

noun

the leaves of a plant or tree

fruit

noun

the part of a tree or plant that contains its seeds

knot

noun

a round hard place in a piece of wood where a branch grew

leader

noun

a long shoot growing from the stem of a tree or bush

leaf

noun

a flat thin green part of a tree or plant that grows on a branch or stem

limb

noun

a large branch on a tree

stump

noun

the part of a tree that is left above the ground after it has been cut through near the base

treetops

noun

the top parts of a group of trees

tree trunk

noun

the central part of a tree that the branches grow out of

trunk

noun

the main part of a tree that the branches grow out of

twig

noun

a very small thin branch from a tree or bush

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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