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English → English (gcide) Definition: Branch herring Branch \Branch\, n.; pl. Branches. [OE. braunche, F. branche, fr. LL. branca claw of a bird or beast of prey; cf. Armor. brank branch, bough.] 1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant. [1913 Webster] 2. Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway. [1913 Webster] Most of the branches, or streams, were dried up. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 3. Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department. “Branches of knowledge.” --Prescott. [1913 Webster] It is a branch and parcel of mine oath. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola. [1913 Webster] 5. A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family. [1913 Webster] His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock. --Carew. [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters. [1913 Webster] Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron, which bear the bit, the cross chains, and the curb. Branch herring. See Alewife. Root and branch, totally, wholly. [1913 Webster] Syn: Bough; limb; shoot; offshoot; twig; sprig. [1913 Webster]

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