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By smjleo, history, 5 weeks ago, In English,

I had a revelation during my biology exam: every vertex in an unrooted tree should be called a "seed"; it has the potential to become a root, but it's not the root yet.

 
 
 
 
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If one node of a tree has a degree of $$$n-1$$$, the tree should be called flower, the central node pistil or stamen and the other nodes should be called petals

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While we're on the topic: irl trees have many roots. In fact the root system resembles a tree as well. Maybe the root should've been called the base or foot of the tree.