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Word of the Week: Abscission

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Welcome to Word of the Week! Stay tuned for a new word each week to amp up your nature vocabulary!

Word of the week is Abscission [AB + SI + ZHUN] (noun): the natural detachment of parts of a plant, typically dead leaves and ripe fruit. With fall season in full swing, we can witness the abscission of leaves, flowers and fruits, in various plants and trees.