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Search Results for: shrub

Shrub

shrub A woody plant less than 5 metres (approx. 15 feet) high, either without a distinct main main stem, or with branches... Read More

Dendrology

Definition noun The study of wooden plants such as trees and shrubs Supplement Dendrology is the study of wooden plants. It... Read More

Bush

Bush 1. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas. 2. To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds... Read More

Tree

“The biological diversity is plenty if you look around yourself a little closely; with an eye for life!” … People... Read More

Allose

Definition noun An aldohexose monosaccharide that is a stereoisomer of glucose and found in the leaves of the African shrub... Read More

Life

Life Definition Life is a characteristic of a living organism that distinguishes the latter from a dead organism or a... Read More

Broom

Broom 1. (Science: botany) a plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; especially,... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More

Nearctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers most of North America, including Greenland, Central Florida, and the... Read More

Secondary xylem

Definition noun, plural: secondary xylems The xylem formed as a result of the secondary growth from the vascular... Read More

Deciduous forest

Deciduous Forest Definition A deciduous forest is a type of forest dominated by trees that lose their foliage at the end of... Read More

Apomixis

Apomixis Definition Just like any other organism, the process of reproduction is pivotal to the life cycle of plants. There... Read More

Rhizome

The rhizome is derived from the Greek word rhizoma, meaning "a bunch of roots". Usually, rhizomes are confused with roots;... Read More

Youpon

Definition noun, plural: youpons (botany) An evergreen shrub of the Holly family native to southeastern North America, which... Read More

Resin

resin Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of... Read More

Spindle

Definition noun, plural: spindles (1) A collection of minute fibers composed of microtubules, which are prominent during... Read More

Mangrove

Definition noun, plural: mangroves (botany) Any of the trees of the genus Rhizophora (botany) Any of the trees or shrubs... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Branch

(Science: plant biology) 1 a natural division of the stem of a large woody plant, especially a stem growing from the trunk... Read More

Arbor

Arbor a kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines, branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a... Read More

Ficus

Definition noun A pan-tropical genus of trees, shrubs, or vines belonging to the taxonomic family... Read More

Smoke

smoke 1. To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc, by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected... Read More

Peach

peach (Science: botany) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp... Read More

Burning

Burning 1. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery. 2. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement;... Read More

Stick

stick 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any stem or branch of a tree, of... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Poison

poison 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly... Read More

Rose

Rose 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the northern... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Flora

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we've come to know some of the most fascinating endemic... Read More