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Language: Old English
Origin: twigge

twig

1 noun
     
Related topics: Plants
twig1 [countable]
HBP a small very thin stem of wood that grows from a branch on a tree
twiggy adjective
WORD FOCUS: tree WORD FOCUS: tree
parts of a tree: trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, roots, bark, twig

a large area of trees: forest, rainforest, jungle

a small area of trees: wood/woods, thicket British English, copse British English

types of tree: evergreen, deciduous, conifer, fruit tree, hardwood tree

wood from trees: timber, lumber, firewood
tree

See also
tree

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