- Bot. a usually short, thick stem, as
- the stalk of a mushroom
- the petiole of a fern frond
- a stalklike extension of the receptacle of a spermatophyte
- the stemlike part supporting the thallus in certain algae
- Zool. stipes
Origin of stipeFrench ; from Classical Latin stipes, log, stock, trunk of a tree: see stiff
A supporting stalk or stemlike structure, especially the stalk of a pistil, the petiole of a fern frond, or the stalk that supports the cap of a mushroom.
Origin of stipeFrench, from Latin st&imacron;pes, post.