1 (also fascicule ˈfasɪkjuːl) A separately published instalment of a book or other printed work.
2 (also fasciculus faˈsɪkjʊləs) (plural fasciculi) Anatomy & Biology A bundle of structures, such as nerve or muscle fibres or conducting vessels in plants.
Late 15th century (in sense 2): from Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis 'bundle'.
or "White Pine" is a coniferous tree, an evergreen. One characteristic of the tree is the clustering of needles into fascicles
or bundles of five relatively flexible needles. Other pines have bundles with different numbers of needles. Other conifers like fir, spruce and hemlock have needles which attach individually to the twigs. The needles actually do fall off the tree every year in the fall, but it is an older set of the needles, not the ones for the current year, so that there are always needles on the branches year-round.
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