Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.
A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.
A small leaf, usually paper-like, and often found covering buds, bulbs and corms.
A minute, rudimentary, or vestigial leaf.
A small and usually dry bract or vestigial leaf or a structure resembling such.
Small, dry, appressed leaves or bracts.
any small, thin, flat structure on a bud, cone, catkin, or bark.
Small, non-green leaf on bud and modified stem.
Flat , membranous structure. Dry leaf or bract, usually pressed flat to the axis to which it is attached.
Small, often triangular, leaf or leaf-like tissue.
a small plate; usually applied to a vestigial or one-segmented accessory flagellum or the inner ramus of uropod 3 in some Crangonycidae, Melitidae, etc
a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
Any thin, short, often membranous structure; in the sedge family (Cyperaceae) often used in reference to the bracts that subtend individual staminate and Distillate flowers; small, sharp-tipped leaves of certain clubmosses (Lycopodiaceae).
A common camellia leaf problem caused by insects feeding on the camellia's under-leaf.
A specially developed leaf, that covers the flower bud.
a tiny leaf, usually appressed and dry, i.e., a modified leaf covering part of a bud, of a cone or a catkin; a bark flake; a tiny, flattened epidermal outgrowth.
a small, modified leaf subtending an individual flower, especially referring to sedges (Cyperaceae).
A tiny, usually dry, leaflike structure (for example, the structure that subtends each flower in a grass, sedge, or rush).
A small thin or flat outgrowth, often associated with underground parts, though leaves or bracts may be scale-like.
a reduced or rudimentary leaf, e.g. surrounding a dormant bud; a thin flap of tissue of epidermal origin, e.g. at the base of a stamen in Simaroubaceae; a thin scarious trichome which is flattened and variously shaped.
A small, usually dry leaf that is closely pressed against another organ.
a thin, reduced leaf or bract; in cones of conifer trees the scales are woody and enclose the seeds.
Bud covering or tiny, blunt leaf.
Membranous appendage: often a degenerate leaf.
(1) A thin, membranelike covering of the bud or twig base, or (2) the fine, grainy surface material on bark, a leaf, or a twig.