Definitions for vernationvərˈneɪ ʃən
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(botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opens
The appearance of new leaves.
The arrangement of multiple organs (such as leaves and flower parts) within a bud.
Arrangement of only leaves within the bud; prefoliation.
the arrangement of the leaves within the leaf bud, as regards their folding, coiling, rolling, etc.; prefoliation
Origin: [F. vernation: cf. L. vernatio the sloughing of the skin of snakes.]
Vernation is the formation of new leaves or fronds. In plant anatomy, it is the arrangement of leaves in a bud. In pine trees new leaves are short and encased in sheaths. Each leaf bundle consists of 2 to 5 needles. All the leaves on one section of branch grow in length together. In the cabbage, new leaves are folded over, each covered by the previous leaf.
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