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Midrib   /mˈɪdrɪb/   Listen

The vein in the center of a leaf.  Synonym: midvein.

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"Midrib" Quotes from Famous Books

... leaves dark green; leaf-stalk and midrib very downy; truss 7 inches; recumbent, well branched, 6 to 8 berries that hold out well in size; berry round, bulky, very uniform, moderately firm; bright scarlet; flesh pink, juicy; flavor fine; size 3 to 4 inches; season very early, ...
— Success With Small Fruits • E. P. Roe

... island. Arrived there, we landed and prepared for breakfast. It was a pretty spot—a clean, white, sandy beach beneath the shade of wide-spreading trees. Joaquim made a fire. He first scraped fine shavings from the midrib of a Bacaba palm-leaf; these he piled into a little heap in a dry place, and then struck a light in his bamboo tinderbox with a piece of an old file and a flint, the tinder being a felt-like substance manufactured by an ant (Polyrhachis ...
— The Naturalist on the River Amazons • Henry Walter Bates

Words linked to "Midrib" :   nervure, vein

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