Axil



the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch.
Historical Examples

Is there always a bud in the axil where the leaf stalk joins the twig?
Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets Various

A lateral bud is one situated on the side of a twig in the axil of a leaf-scar.
Michigan Trees Charles Herbert Otis

Many flowers from the axil of a bract; no bractioles interspersed, hence we may expect racemose or spicate partial inflorescences.
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith

axil, the angle on the upper side between a leaf and the stem, 13.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

The longest ventral ray extends beyond the extremity of the caudal, and has three rudimentary rays in its axil.
Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos (Vol. 2 of 2) Henri Mouhot

In the axil of each leaf a bud is formed which will produce a cane, and perhaps fruit, in 1893.
American Grape Training Liberty Hyde (L.H.) Bailey

But in Ruscus, flowers are borne on one face, in the axil of a little scale: and this would seem to settle that they are branches.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

The angle formed by the upper side of the leaf and the stem is called the axil.
The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits Mary Elizabeth Parsons

The Common Locust has several buds under the leafstalk and one above it in the axil.
Trees of the Northern United States Austin C. Apgar

At last, in the axil of one of the leaves there comes a little bud that does not unfold into a leaf but into a flower.
The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young Margaret Warner Morley

noun
the angle between the upper surface of a branch or leafstalk and the stem from which it grows
axil
(āk’sĭl)
The angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem and the stem or branch that supports it. A bud is usually found in the axil.

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