Definitions for vernationvərˈneɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•na•tionvərˈneɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the arrangement of the foliage leaves within a bud.

    Category: Botany

Origin of vernation:

1785–95; < NL vernātiō= L vernā(re) to show signs of spring, bud, der. of vernus (see vernal ) +-tiō -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vernation(noun)

    (botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opens

Wiktionary

  1. vernation(Noun)

    The appearance of new leaves.

  2. vernation(Noun)

    The arrangement of multiple organs (such as leaves and flower parts) within a bud.

  3. vernation(Noun)

    Arrangement of only leaves within the bud; prefoliation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vernation(noun)

    the arrangement of the leaves within the leaf bud, as regards their folding, coiling, rolling, etc.; prefoliation

Freebase

  1. Vernation

    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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