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The shoot of a cucumber.
The shoot of a cucumber.

Shoots are fresh new plant growth, they can include stems, flowering stems with flower buds, leaves. The new growth from seed germination that grows upward is a shoot where leaves will develop. In the spring, perennial plant shoots are the new growth that grows from the ground in herbaceous plants or the new stem and/or flower growth that grows on woody plants. Look up shooting, shoot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (960x960, 131 KB)[edit] Summary This picture was taken by sa_ku_ra[1], may she rest in peace. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (960x960, 131 KB)[edit] Summary This picture was taken by sa_ku_ra[1], may she rest in peace. ... Binomial name L. The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. ... Stem showing internode and nodes plus leaf petiole and new stem rising from node. ...

Edible shoots of Sachaline
Edible shoots of Sachaline

In everyday speech, shoots are often confused with stems. Stems, which are a critical component of shoots, provide an axis for buds, fruits, and leaves. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Binomial name Fallopia sachalinensis (Polygonum sachalinense) is a hardy perennial herb, six to twelve feet (2 to 4 m) high, with strong, extensively spreading rootstocks, broad, nearly heart-shaped leaves often a foot (0. ...


A shoot may also refer to the new growth of a plant stem. Because the fibres in this new growth have not yet completed secondary cell wall development, these shoots are soft and are often eaten by animals. As a protection, some plants (eg. bracken) produce toxins that make their shoots inedible or less palatable. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Fiber. ... A cell wall is a fairly rigid layer surrounding a cell, located external to the cell membrane, that provides the cell with structural support, protection, and a filtering mechanism. ... // For eat or EAT as an abbreviation or acronym, see EAT. In general terms, eating (formally, ingestion) is the process of consuming nutrition, i. ... Species Pteridium aquilinum Pteridium caudatum Pteridium esculentum Pteridium latiusculum and about 6-7 other species For the Irish television soap opera, see Bracken (TV). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


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shooting. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (478 words)
Shooting events have been included in the Olympic games since 1896; separate men’s and women’s events were established in 1984.
Among the Olympic events are pistol shooting at 50 m (164 ft), rifle shooting at 300 m (984 ft), trapshooting and skeet, and small-bore rifle shooting.
In small-bore rifle shooting the targets range in distance from 50 ft to 200 yd (15.24–182.88 m), and in pistol and revolver shooting from 50 ft to 50 yd (15.24–45.72 m).
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Shooting became the standard form of execution in most Communist countries during the 20th century, and they are still the main users even where they have abandoned Communism.
Shooting is a gruesome business, which is off putting to the governments of democratic countries with a free press who do not wish to have the bad publicity that inevitably follows a gruesome or botched execution.
The intention of shooting at short range is to destroy the vital centres of the medulla (lower brain stem), as happens when a captive bolt is used for slaughtering cattle.
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