Definition of 'twig'
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To encourage a slender and uninterrupted upright trunk, prune any small twigs away from the main leader. Times, Sunday Times (2016)CAN you twig what these trees look like? The Sun (2016)As you keep zooming in, finer and finer branches appear, all the way down to the smallest twigs. Smithsonian Mag (2017)What if the tree twigs turned into fingers? Times, Sunday Times (2007)They grow all along the bare twigs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They burrow into the rock and support shafts with branches and twigs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Their female flowers sit on the twigs like small pink roses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They can be seen vigorously tearing twigs from the trees. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The twigs are only bare for a few months. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some pairs breed very early and will soon be making a flimsy nest of twigs in the branches. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They skip about on the thinnest of twigs, often hanging upside down to get at food. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Birch twigs are thin and flexible, and have small buds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The catkins are crimson and green, and hang from the thin brown twigs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What they still have on their twigs is numerous small, dark cones. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Go on, get busy with those twigs and branches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Long green catkins are appearing on the yellow twigs, with small green leaves on either side. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Has it taken until now for these hard-nosed businessmen to finally twig they have been sold one pup after another? The Sun (2006)I went to stand beneath it and could just make out a splash of red between the thin twigs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)On a tree that is virtually bare, one can often see a solitary leaf still fluttering on a top twig. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The hazel twigs are still bare, but by the end of next month these small trees will be covered in large green leaves. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Magpies are also building their domed nests of long twigs in the trees, but have been finding it hard in the strong winds. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's impossible not to feel camp when you're slapping bunches of birch twigs over your shoulders to reach your back. The Sun (2009)The purple and green ash flowers, which opened like little tassels on the bare twigs, still linger on some trees. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'twig'
British English: twig NOUN
A twig is a very small thin branch that grows out from a main branch of a tree or bush.
There is the bird, sitting on a twig halfway up the tree.
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