either of a pair of small, leaflike parts at the base of some leaf petioles, as on a bean, pea, or rose plant
Origin of stipuleModern Latin stipula ; from L, a stalk, straw, diminutive of stipes, trunk: see stipe
One of the small, paired, often leaflike appendages at the base of a leafstalk in many flowering plants.
Origin of stipuleNew Latin stipula, from Latin, stalk.
- stip′u·lar , stip′uled′