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treelet (plural treelets)
- a small tree
2000 May 26, Richard Condit et al., “Spatial Patterns in the Distribution of Tropical Tree Species”, in Science, volume 288, number 5470, DOI:10.1126/science.288.5470.1414, pages 1414-1418:
- At one extreme, the two plots in Malaysia are in tall, evergreen forest; have no regular dry season; and include over 800 tree and treelet species each.
1920, Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding, Le Petit Nord:
- The people are sorely in need of firewood, and not being far-seeing enough to realize what a menace it is to the country to denude it so unscientifically, they have razed every treelet.
1913, Stewart Edward White, The Land of Footprints:
- A single tiny treelet broke the plain just at the skyline of the rise.
1901, Stewart Edward White, The Claim Jumpers:
- Once a redbird shot confidently down from above on half-closed wing, caught sight of these intruders, brought up with a swish of feathers, and eyed them gravely for some time from a neighbouring treelet.