Branch

A branch ( /ˈbrɑːntʃ/ or /ˈbræntʃ/, /ˈbræntʃ/) tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany as a ramus) or, rarely, faggot, is a woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). Large branches are known as boughs and small branches are known as twigs.

While branches can be nearly horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, the majority of trees have upwardly diagonal branches.

The term "twig" often refers to a terminus, while "bough" refers only to branches coming directly from the trunk.

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Hōnen - Disciples
... include Benchō (1162–1238), founder of the main Chinzei branch of Jōdo-shū ... Shōkū (1147–1247), founder of the Seizan branch of Jōdo-shū ... Shinran (1173–1263), founder of the Jōdo Shinshū branch of Pure Land Buddhism ...
Krubera Cave - History of Exploration - 2001 Onwards - 2001
... leads in the deep sections of the Main Branch climbing in the Lamprechtsofen tributary digging in the boulder choke in the Nekujbyshevskaja Branch ...
Branch Davidians
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Branch, Arkansas - Demographics
... There were 141 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Great Auricular Nerve - Branches
... The anterior branch (ramus anterior facial branch) is distributed to the skin of the face over the parotid gland, and communicates in the substance of the ... The posterior branch (ramus posterior mastoid branch) supplies the skin over the mastoid process and on the back of the auricula, except at its upper part a filament pierces ... The posterior branch communicates with the smaller occipital, the auricular branch of the vagus, and the posterior auricular branch of the facial ...

Famous quotes containing the word branch:

    The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
    —James Branch Cabell (1879–1958)

    In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)