English version

twig in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtwigtwig1 /twɪɡ/ ●●○ noun [countable]  HBPa small very thin stem of wood that grows from a branch on a treetwiggy adjective
Examples from the Corpus
twigThey simply spin a silken sling to attach themselves to a twig.I saw a little glazed brown ring of tent caterpillar moth eggs on a chokecherry twig.He found a not very effective twig and scraped.As in other bowerbirds, the male builds an elaborate bower of twigs and ferns and therein tries to seduce females.Maybe in the bleak light of dawn Kathy arranged a pile of twigs on the beach.Another is a close-up of a mud-encrusted hand reaching back toward a worker at the top of a precarious twig ladder.So I gradually amassed armfuls of small twigs, which I carried back to my cave.And again in what directions do the branches and smaller twigs grow?